by / January 29th, 2010 /

David Gray to headline Barretsown Inspirations gig

The 2nd Inspirations Gig in aid of Barretstown takes place on Friday March 5th at The Olympia. The night will feature a host of acts performing songs by their musical heroes and some of their own material. The line up includes David Gray, Paddy Casey, Mundy, Duckworth Lewis Method, Lir, Gemma Hayes, Jape, Vengence & The Panther Queen, Ham Sandwich and The Dublin Gospel Choir. Organiser Gary Cohen also expects to announce some very special surprise guests in the next few weeks.

Barretstown is the camp for children with cancer and other life threatening illnesses set up by the late Hollywood actor Paul Newman. Every year over 1,800 children aged between 7 and 17 come to Barretstown to take part in their unique programmes. After taking part in these programmes children go home with more confidence, self-esteem and most importantly the realisation that happiness is not just for healthy children.

Acts on the night will perform songs by a range of artists including David Bowie, Bob Dylan ,The Rolling Stones, Kate Bush and U2. As well as the music the night will also feature a short retrospective of Paul Newman’s movie work.

Tickets are available through usual ticketmaster channels and priced at €30 including a significantly reduced Ticketmaster fee. All proceeds will go to Barretstown.