- 17 Jul 18
The event will be a day full of busking and gigs to raise money for impoverished African communities.
Born Optimistic is hosting a charity event that will celebrate Dublin’s role in nurturing musicians and propelling them into the spotlight this August.
Hey Troubadour brings the joyous tradition of busking together with the legendary venue Whelan’s for one spectacular day of music on Saturday, September 15. The day will begin at 2 p.m. at Crampton Court and festivities will continue in Whelan’s at 8 p.m. All proceeds will go to Born Optimistic’s charity partner, Aidlink.
Nestled between Brogan’s Pub and The Olympia Theatre, the petite lane of Crampton Court will be booming with the sweet voices of street performers for most of the afternoon. Muireann McDonnell and The Daydreamers are the main acts. The Daydreamers are a children’s choir from Brittas Bay in Wicklow who exclusively sings Mic Christopher songs. McDonnell is a twelve year old singer-songwriter from Skerries who previously supported The Daydreamers at Dublin’s Unitarian Church. The two will be joined by various other acts throughout the day, some of which will play at Whelan’s that night. While no admission will be charged, open guitar cases will be set out gather funds for the charity throughout the day.
Later that evening, various talented Irish acts will take the stage for a number of exciting performances. They’ve graciously donated their time and talent for free in order to support Aidlink.
Aidlink it is a charity, founded in Dublin, that strives to provide healthy and fulfilling lives for impoverished communities in Africa. They organize water sanitation projects, educational programs, and community health and agriculture workshops.
Tickets for Whelan’s are currently on sale for €25 at bornoptimistic.com.
A full list of the evening performers are posted below:
Stephen James Smith
Sam Kavanagh (Lalala Choir)
MC Eve Darcy.