Vinny's niece Abbey has undergone three open-heart surgeries in her little life. I am selling these calendars to help raise money for Our Lady's Children's Hospital in Crumlin, Ireland.
I have made a wall calendar and a desk calendar. These are unofficial but Kodaline have kindly let me do this. Photographs were taken by myself at various gigs throughout the year. I have set up a store (Storenvy) to purchase or I can take orders directly via PayPal (firstname.lastname@example.org) If you make payment as gift I don't get charged fees and that means more money for the hospital :-)
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Kodaline got the Arthur's Day party started in the Guinness Storehouse with the reassured confidence of a band on the tail end of a successful string of summer performances across Europe’s biggest festivals.
By : Lewis Docherty, 26 Sep 2013, 16:12Photo credit: Iulian Gutu
They proved their sound works well, if not even better in the intimate setting the Guinness Storehouse provided. Spirits were high amongst the large supportive crowd as the Swords treated the audience to a snapshot of their most memorable tracks.
The half hour set included hit singles such as 'Love Like This' and 'Brand New Day' from debut album In a Perfect World. The four-piece opted for an acoustic set-up with all members lending a hand on the vocals to achieve the strong soulful harmonies they are quickly becoming well known for.
Ambient lighting accompanied the familiar yet heartening sounds and provided a pleasant contrast to the industrial nature of the surroundings. The atmosphere was light with onlookers appearing more than happy to stay there all day; were it not for lead singer Steve Garrigan stating that they were off to the next venue to continue the celebrations. Calls from the audience asked to point them in the right direction, however that would "ruin the surprise" according to the front man.
Abbey Gray with her uncle Vinny
The rock group are hot property right now and performed at Electric Picnic at the weekend.
But the Swords band have been lined up by Abbey Gray (5) to help in a fundraising drive for Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital in Crumlin.
They will play at a Mad Hatter-themed tea party in Kettles’ Country House Hotel in their hometown on September 29.
Little Abbey has undergone three open-heart surgeries in her short life and is the niece of Kodaline drummer Vinny May.
Vinny’s sister, Jacqui, said the band were excited to play at the event as Uncle Vinny knew how the hospital had helped Abbey.
“Vinny and the boys from Kodaline were only too happy to jump at the chance to help Abbey raise money for Crumlin as Vinny knows first-hand what the hospital and the staff have done. He is very grateful to them.”
The event will be much more than just a performance by headliners Kodaline as Eurovision star Ryan Dolan also makes an appearance at this family affair.
The ‘Only Love Survives’ singer will perform his Euro hit as well as other songs from his 2013 album to help Abbey raise funds for the hospital.
The Mad Hatters’ tea party will also play host to dance groups Dynamic Dance and Stage One.
The Lyons’ group is sponsoring the event and providing face-painters, bouncing castles and prizes for the ‘Maddest Hatters’ throughout the day.
Colin Kettle, owner of Kettles’ Country House Hotel, graciously donated the event space in an effort to contribute to such a good cause, and even allowed for a bouncing castle to be set up in the grounds around the hotel.
The fundraising tea party takes place in Kettles’ Country House Hotel from 2pm to 6pm on September 29. Tickets for the party are available from the hotel at 01-8138511.
Report by CLARE LOUISE CULLEN
If you are unable to see kodaline for the charity event, but would still like to help. You can donate to the hospital to Our Lady's Children's Hospital via Children's Medical & Research Foundation
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Track 1:Brand New Day (Radio Mix)
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Track 4: Perfect World (Acoustic Version)
Available 23rd August 2013
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CHART-TOPPING Northside group Kodaline are joining forces with the national suicide prevention charity Console in an effort to help combat Ireland’s high rate of youth suicide.
The group’s debut album, ‘In a Perfect World’, was number one in Ireland last week and racing to the top of the UK charts.
Chief executive of Console Paul Kelly said they were delighted to welcome Kodaline aboard.
“They are keen to help us spread the message to young people in Ireland and elsewhere that while we don’t all live ‘In a Perfect World,’ if young people are in crisis, we are here to help,” he stated.
“Our high rate of youth suicide, particularly among young men, is a serious cause for concern. Ireland ranks fourth in Europe for suicide among people aged 15 to 24.”
The rock sensation Kodaline – drummer Vinny May, singer Steve Garrigan, bassist Jason Boland and guitarist Mark Prendergast – want to do what they can to try and reduce those numbers.
“We are very aware of how much suicide has affected so many young people in this country,” said Steve Garrigan.
“We want to help Console raise awareness that there are people to contact when you are going through a difficult time, we’ve all been there at some point.
“The most important thing is that you talk about it and realise that there is help available for everyone.”
Nationwide professional suicide prevention and bereavement charity Console offers counselling services and 24-hour helpline support to people in crisis and those bereaved by suicide (Freephone 1800 201 890).
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