Mental health is music to their ears


Emma Langford

EMMA Langford is one of the artists on the lineup for Music for Mental Health’s relaunched concert at Dolans Warehouse on Sunday, January 16.

The event returns after a one-year hiatus due to the pandemic. To meet the latest guidelines from Covid, the popular fundraising and mental health awareness event has been adapted to a Matinee Gig which will take place from 4 p.m. on Sunday, January 16.

Organizer and founder of social impact company Humanli, Karl Daly, said: “We thought it was really important to keep the event going. Mental health awareness and fundraising for charities is so important right now due to the ongoing pandemic. Our artists want to take the stage and perform, so we’ve done our best to make sure the event is viable and safe for everyone.

The lineup includes classically trained soprano Leah Barniville, who reached the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent at the age of 14, and local sensation Emma Langford.

Ennistymon School Choir will perform a song written especially for the event by Susan O’Neill. The Lost Boys, Afro-Pop and Stray Saints have also been confirmed.

2016 star Mary Hulgraine will share her story about her mental health issues and presenter and author Meghann Scully will briefly interview the charities supported.

Music for Mental Health is a social impact event bringing together artists, businesses and good causes to raise awareness about mental health in Ireland.

All artists perform for free and all funds raised through ticket sales are shared among the seven charities within the Humanli family.

They are: Blue Box Creative Arts Therapy, Cliona’s Foundation, CareBright Community, Clare’s Wish Foundation, Corpus Christi Primary School, Limerick Suicide Watch, and Lime Tree Theater.


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