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Tuesday, 11th December 2018

Local musicians to Hit the Right Note…

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Launching the HIT THE RIGHT NOTE at the Old Abbey (From left): Eugene Bodie Brannigan, John Bannon, Eoghan Darcy, Em Reilly, Kelly Kierans, Declan Power, Maddie Carroll Morgan and Ato Prah. Photo: Karen Smith.

60 buskers to raise mental health awareness and funds for SOSAD

Drogheda’s finest musicians and visiting musicians and bands from near and far are taking to the streets of the town this Saturday in a bid to promote mental awareness and raise funds for SOSAD Drogheda.

Called HIT THE RIGHT NOTE, the event will involve up to 60 buskers, individuals and groups, who will be making the streets of Drogheda come alive to the sound of music on Saturday, December 15th between midday and 6.00 pm.

“This is going to be like a mini Fleadh”, said the Coordinator of the event, Declan Power. “We threw the word out a couple of weeks ago and the response from local musicians and entertainers has been unbelievable.

“In fact, some of our musicians are travelling from Dublin and Navan just to be part of something that’s going to be really special with all musical tastes and genres being catered for. Our objectives are to promote mental health awareness and raise some badly needed funds for SOSAD Drogheda who do tremendous work as an on-the-doorstep service.

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“SOSAD Drogheda is the Charity partner for the Barbican Centre this year and when we set our stall out at the beginning of 2018 to promote Mental Health Awareness, to team up with SOSAD was a no brainer said Declan.

The HIT THE RIGHT NOTE committee is made up of well- known local creative people Kelly Kierans (Gingernut Events) Eoghan Darcy (yesWE- can productions) Em Reilly (Samba Mamma’s) Ato Prah (Dunamix Music) Daithi Mc Gahon (The Crescent Theatre) Declan Power (The Barbican Centre) and Maddie Carroll Morgan (CEO of SOSAD).

“I’m absolutely blown away by the response to HIT THE RIGHT NOTE and the work done by our hard working committee “Declan said.

“This is going to be a very special and unique event and I’m asking everyone in Drogheda to come out and support us and the fantastic performers. We are also running this event in memory of local musician Phil Dowling who passed away recently under difficult circumstances.

“This is a great testimony by the local musicians and their way of showing their respect towards Phil and his family.

HIT THE RIGHT NOTE kicks off at 12pm at Laurences gate before spreading out to approximately 15 locations on Fair Street, Shop Street, Laurence Street and Drogheda main gate way, West Street between 1 – 3pm.

There will be a grand finale in the Old Abbey at 4pm to showcase the fantastic work completed by John Bannon and Eugene Brannigan.

The Abbey will be lit up and wired for sound to not alone HIT THE RIGHT NOTE but finish on a high one with a Christmas Concert with most of the performers of the day taking part along with a few surprise guests.

HIT THE RIGHT NOTE will also have a huge impact for local traders as big crowds are expected in the town with retailers and coffee houses benefiting from one of the busiest retail weekends on the lead up to Christmas.

Any musicians, singers or dancers who wish to participate in HIT THE RIGHT NOTE, should contact the Barbican Centre on 041-9807416 or click on the HIT THE RIGHT NOTE facebook page and send a private message.

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