A group of fourteen Cork based musicians have joined forces to do a live recording in Mr. Bradley's Bar, Cork as part of the Fireside Sessions in aid of C.R.Y. (Cardiac Risk in the Young). The recording is a tribute to Ciara O'Connor (aged 15) who died on December 8th 2006 suddenly of a cardiac arrest. Ciara was full of life, love and potential and she is the inspiration for this project “Le Grá do Chiara”. The CD will be launched on December 4th in Mr. Bradley's and will be also available for download to generate funds for C.R.Y.
The line up of artists include a fine collection of Cork's most talented singer/song writers, musicians and poets who have given their time and talent freely to make this a very special event.
Ciara O'Flynn ; Fintan Lucy ; Annette Buckley ; Noland Folk ;
Mike Lyons ; Karina Healy ; Rab Urquhart ; Terrence O'Connor ;
Niamh Murphy ; Deidre Tunney ; Sian Brown ; Lynda Cullen ; Sean Kelleher and special guest Cathal O'Connor (Ciara's 14 year old Brother)
Munster CRY ambassador Julie McMahon said, “We are delighted to be involved with the making of this CD. It is a very personal tribute and we hope many people will support the launch on the 4th of December”
The recording took place as part of a special Fireside Session on Saturday October 23rd These sessions are weekly events that take place on Wednesday nights in Mr Bradley’s Bar Barrack Street. These weekly gigs showcase emerging and established artists in a relaxed and inviting candlelit atmosphere, in the warmth of an open fire.
CRY is a registered Irish Charity, established in 2002 by parents and relatives who have experienced the effects of sudden and unexplained deaths within their families. CRY is actively engaged in raising much needed funds for the further development of the National CRYP Centre - for the evaluation of persons at risk from the condition.
The CRYP Centre at Adelaide and Meath Hospital (AMNCH), Tallaght, screens in excess of 1,500 patients of all ages annually. The innovative new Centre, supported by CRY aims to provide a comprehensive evaluation of those diagnosed with, or at risk from cardiovascular disease. This includes relatives of victims of sudden cardiac death where the cause may be inherited. These families are seen as a priority. All its services and those at the CRYP Centre are free regardless of a person's financial circumstances.
To make a donation or for more information on C.R.Y please visit www.cry.ie