Paddy Hanna

Several Irish acts and music video director Bob Gallagher have come together to hold a charity event supporting Rescue Services in Syria.

The gig will take place at the Workman’s Club in Dublin on Monday, December 19th and will feature performances from Floor Staff, Tandem Felix, Paddy Hanna, Participant and a DJ set from Ben Bix (Meltybrains?).

Speaking about the event, co-organiser Bob Gallagher states: “I think like a lot of people we were seeing the news reports and feeling horrified but also confused about what anyone can do. To keep watching it unfold at a distance on a screen feels morbid and brushing past it feels heartless, so in the early hours of Wednesday morning myself and two friends, Fia and James, exchanged a few messages to see if we could do something at short notice. By Wednesday evening we had a venue, a sound engineer and a line up. I think bringing people together for a night of music is a positive thing to do in itself and if that can raise even a little money it’s a great way of being active and getting a community together.”

The organisers will be working with Syrias Vibes, a Dublin based charity who are currently fundraising to put two new ambulances on the ground in Syria. Syrias Vibes was created by Dublin born DJ – Calvin James to support the civilians of Syria in their plight for freedom and safety.  They’re currently at 44% of their goal, with one ambulance expected to be active by next week. Organisers are hoping that a sold out show could help to make this a reality.

Ticket info:

Show at 8pm and tickets are €10 on the door. For more information visit the event’s Facebook page – here

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