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Nigerian drummers, Ugandan dancers and a Filipino guitar group will perform alongside some of Ireland’s best-known indie and alternative music acts later this month at a special gig organised by the charity, Trócaire.
TrócaireLive will take place at The Grand Social, 35 Lower Liffey Street, Dublin 1 on Saturday, 28th April (doors: 7.30pm). The gig will showcase Irish and world music, and place a spotlight on Trócaire’s campaigning work.
Fred, The Hot Sprockets and Katie Kim will headline TrócaireLive and will be joined by the Dembe Troupe dancers from Uganda; Talking Drums, a Nigerian drumming duo; and Manila Rhythm, a Filipino acoustic band. Up-and-coming singer-songwriter, Daniel Scannell, will also perform; Groovement Soul will close the gig with a DJ set; and the event will be MCed by Today FM’s Paul McLoone, himself a well-known musician and lead singer with The Undertones.
Announcing details of TrócaireLive today (10.04.12), Joanne McGarry, Campaigns Officer with Trócaire, said: “Trócaire works in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. This gig will reflect the global nature of our work. It will give people a chance to sample elements of different cultures, while enjoying top-class Irish acts.
“The night will kick off with Nigerian folk drummers performing outside the venue. Inside, people can enjoy Middle Eastern food and soak up the atmosphere in the rooftop garden as they listen to the laidback surfer sounds of Daniel Scannell.
“Anyone who likes dancing will find it impossible to resist the mariachi-inspired music of Manila Rhythm and the awe-inspiring moves of the Dembe dance troupe. And, on top of all this, we’re offering the chance to see three of the most exciting contemporary acts on the Irish music scene: Fred, The Hot Sprockets and Katie Kim. This truly promises to be a gig with a difference.”
Further information about all of the acts performing at TrócaireLive is available at: www.trocaire.org/trocairelive. Tickets for the gig cost €10. They are available now from Entertainment.ie, and will also be available – on a ‘first come, first served’ basis – at the door on the night.