Knockanstockan & Sound Training College come together for charity album in aid of Peter McVerry Trust

Annual music festival Knockanstockan & Sound Training College are working with some of Ireland’s most exciting bands in aid of homelessness.

The charity album is entitled Growing Home, will raise funds for homeless charity Peter McVerry Trust and has been recorded by STC final year students working with bands from this years Knockanstockan line-up and includes covers from New Secret Weapon, The Hot Sprockets, Pockets, Leo Drezden, Mongoose and more.

Growing Home will be launched at the Button Factory on Jun 11th. As part of the project student engineers from the Sound Training College, KnockanStockan crew and musicians featuring on the album, are ‘sleeping rough’ for a night on the streets of Dublin. On April 22nd they’ll be camping out on Grafton Street, with collection buckets for people to support the cause.

Growing Home track listing so far:
Rob Walsh – Ghosts of Dublin (Original)
Val Normal – Help (Beatles)
Mongoose – Old Town (Phil Lynott)
Leo Drezden – I Feel Good (James Brown)
Interskalactic – What’s Going On (Marvin Gaye)
The Hot Sprockets vs. Fox Jaw – With A Little Help From My Friends (Beatles)
Dublin Afrobeat Ensemble – Mother Father (Original)
Pockets – Iron Sky (Paolo Nutini)
Mama Kasbah – Dirty Old Town (Luke Kelly)
Kingston – The Last Living Souls (Gorillaz)
New Secret Weapon – It Ain’t Easy (David Bowie)

The Peter McVerry Trust works to address homelessness, drug misuse and social disadvantage. Growing Home is about reaching out and lending a helping hand to those in need. The album will be a celebration of home, community, and family, with all proceeds going to the charity. For more information visit

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