Meet & Greet Session 5 – May 17th

On Monday May 17th, Minding Creative Minds’ (MCM) in association with The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, EPIC Working Group, Irish Music Rights Organization (IMRO), Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA), MCD Productions & The Cowshed will hold its next online meet and greet session. This MCM Meet and Greet Session is open to the entire creative community in all of Ireland and our Irish overseas.

The aim of our MCM Meet and Greet Session is for attendees to share our experiences, share advice with each other and have a conversation with our peers as we strive to get our sector back to full health. Some of us may wish to tell our story, others may have questions, some of us may wish to attend as spectators just to find out a little more about what we do. Whatever works for you in attending, works for us. We want you to help us shape MCM and our events, so we as an organisation can maximise our efficiency in aiding and supporting your needs.

Kim O’ Callaghan (Minding Creative Minds Director, MCD Project Manager and Deputy Event Controller and EPIC working group) says “The MCM meet and greet sessions have been a great opportunity for members of the creative industry to connect, and share their current experiences in navigating their way through these challenging times for the Industry . This past 14 months has been a very surreal and challenging time for so many in the industry , but those who have attended the meet and greet session have found a very supportive, informative community with shared experiences and great tips and advice. The Breakout rooms within the overall sessions have been very successful in giving people the opportunity in smaller groups to share information, thoughts, ideas and support each other.”

If you experience any problems when registering or following registration for our Meet and Greet session please contact us on info@mindingcreativeminds.ie.

 

The ViVid Project Launch

The ViViD Project is organised and ran by freelance photographer Andrew Crowley, who goes by the name of Sunny Sardini Pictures.

The ViViD Project is a photography project aiming to contribute to the important conversation of mental health awareness within the Irish Creative Sector.

#TVP is producing a photobook with the theme of mental health/mental wellbeing and features various photographers across the Republic of Ireland and their work. The launch of the photobook will take place on the 29th of April 2021. You can register for #TVP Online Launch at www.sunnysardini.ie/the-vivid-project

This online launch will include industry guest speakers:

  • Music and Portrait photographer – Ruth Medjber
  • Concert photographer & mental health activist – Kieran Frost
  • Minding Creative Minds founder – Dave Reid

The ViViD Project is fundraising for Minding Creative Minds. Minding Creative Minds is a free 24/7 Wellbeing Support Programme for the entire Irish Creative Sector.

There will be two versions of the photobook. One you can find online at www.sunnysardini.ie/the-vivid-project where viewers can also donate. If you donate €20 or more you will receive a hard copy of The ViViD Project Photobook via the post!

 

 

Meet & Greet – April Session

Meet & Greet Session 4 – April 19th, 7pm

On Monday April 19th, Minding Creative Minds’ (MCM) in association with The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, EPIC Working Group, Irish Music Rights Organization (IMRO), Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA), MCD Productions & The Cowshed will hold its next online meet and greet session. This MCM Meet and Greet Session is open to the entire creative community in all of Ireland and our Irish overseas.

In previous sessions following the opening words by Ann Marie, we broke into smaller discussion groups. Your feedback to this structure was very positive so we will be following this format at our April session. If you wish to offer feedback on the structure to any session we would love to hear from you to info@mindingcreativeminds.ie.

The aim of our MCM Meet and Greet Session is for attendees to share our experiences, share advice with each other and have a conversation with our peers as we strive to get our sector back to full health. Some of us may wish to tell our story, others may have questions, some of us may wish to attend as spectators just to find out a little more about what we do. Whatever works for you in attending, works for us. We want you to help us shape MCM and our events, so we as an organisation can maximise our efficiency in aiding and supporting your needs.

Rowan McDonagh from The Cowshed says “Minding Creative Minds Meet & Greet Sessions are proving to be a hugely valuable and insightful peek into the many varied issues we are all experiencing during these hard times. We get to see and hear the many different ways we are all affected, from the financial, legal and mental health problems many of us are experiencing in our isolated lives. We are seeing that a shared experience and safe space to voice our concerns and be heard as a community is proving to be a valued collective space. And more so, going forward this is a space we can all return to as a community to seek solace, comfort and unity.”

 

Meet & Greet – Session 3

Meet & Greet Session 3 – March 15th, 7pm

On Monday March 15th, Minding Creative Minds’ (MCM) in association with with The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, EPIC Working Group, Irish Music Rights Organization (IMRO), Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA), MCD Productions & The Cowshed will hold its third online meet and greet session for Ireland’s entire creative community and our Irish overseas. This Meet and Greet Session will be chaired once again by Ann Marie Shields, Minding Creative Minds director and Head of Careers, Industry and Events at BIMM Institute. Registration is necessary.

In December, with thanks to its existing funding partners and new funding by The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media we were thrilled Minding Creative Minds was able to open its services to the entire creative community both in Ireland and our Irish overseas (circa 55,000 people in total). As a result, as with our February session, on March 15th in addition to our friends and colleagues in the music and live events sectors, we look forward to welcoming our friends and colleagues from our extended creative community to this Meet and Greet Session.

For those who are already familiar with our Meet and Greet Sessions you will know should you have a specific question or there is an area of interest you would like discussed, we invite and encourage you to log these when registering;
• Are there any topics you would like us to cover?
• Do you have a question you would like to discuss or present for advice from other participants?
• Do you have any well-being tips or resources that you would like to share?

In February’s session following the opening words by Ann Marie, we broke into smaller discussion groups. Your feedback to this structure was very positive so we will be following this format at our session on March 15th also. If you wish to offer feedback on the structure to any session we would love to hear from you to info@mindingcreativeminds.ie.

The aim of our MCM Meet and Greet Session is for attendees to share our experiences, share advice with each other and have a conversation with our peers as we strive to get our sector back to full health. Some of us may wish to tell our story, others may have questions, some of us may wish to attend as spectators just to find out a little more about what we do. Whatever works for you in attending, works for us. We want you to help us shape MCM and our events, so we as an organisation can maximise our efficiency in aiding and supporting your needs.

“Minding Creative Minds Meet & Greet sessions enable Ireland’s creative communities to come together to support each other and share valuable information. These sessions allow us to interact with friends, meet peers, network, and make new contacts, whilst having an opportunity to chat, share resources and bounce ideas around. The first two sessions proved to be very enjoyable and I’m really looking forward to MCM’s next Meet & Greet on March 15th.” – Ann Marie Shields, Minding Creative Minds Director and Head of Careers, Industry and Events at BIMM Institute.

 

Meet & Greet – Session 2

Meet & Greet Session 2 – February 15th, 7pm

On Monday February 15th, Minding Creative Minds’ (MCM) in association with EPIC Working Group, Irish Music Rights Organization (IMRO), Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA), MCD Productions & The Cowshed will hold its second online meet and greet session. This MCM Meet and Greet Session is open to the entire creative community in all of Ireland and our Irish overseas and will be chaired by Ann Marie Shields, Minding Creative Minds director and Head of Careers, Industry and Events at BIMM Institute.

Unlike our inaugural Meet and Greet session which was interview led, we will be implementing a slightly different approach for our event on February 15th;

When registering, there will be an opportunity for you to log your question or an area of interest you would like discussed;

  • In planning our schedule of Meet and Greets, are there any topics that you would like us to cover?
  • For our upcoming session do you have a question you would like to discuss with other participants?
  • Do you have any well-being tips or resources that you would like to share?

We have aspired from our first MCM Meet and Greet Session to investigate various approaches to each meeting and the feedback to our survey following December’s session suggests this to be what you would like also. We want to naturally come to a format which works for everyone, especially the attendees. You. This is your event.

In December, with thanks to its existing funding partners and new funding by The Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media we were thrilled Minding Creative Minds was able to open its services to the entire creative community both in Ireland and our Irish overseas (circa 55,000 people in total). As a result, on February 15th in addition to our friends and colleagues in the music and live events sectors, we look forward to welcoming our friends and colleagues from our extended creative community to this Meet and Greet Session.

The MCM Meet and Greet Session on February 15th will commence at 7pm and advance registration is necessary, but this also affords you the opportunity to log your enquiry or question as early as possible, just click here and follow the instructions.
The aim of our MCM Meet and Greet Session is to enable attendees to share our experiences, share advice with each other and have a conversation with our peers as we strive to get our sector back to full health. By holding our MCM Meet and Greet Session, Minding Creative Minds wants to help in building resources and facilitate an atmosphere of help and support for all and encourage an open conversation within our community. Some of us may wish to tell our story, others may have questions, some of us may wish to attend purely as spectators to find out a little more about what we do. Whatever works for you in attending, works for us. We want you to help us shape MCM and our events, so we as an organisation can maximise our efficiency in aiding and supporting your needs.

The effects of Covid 19 hit all sectors in Ireland in 2020 and now again in 2021 and we know first-hand how severe our music, live event sectors have suffered and wider creative communities. With restrictions tightened and extended following a third wave of the illness, the result is financial loss for us all and an extended delay in the opening performing arts arenas which dominos across connected service streams in our sector. However, for some of us the mental health repercussions have created a greater sense of isolation and of course we are not on our own; the entire industry is going through this trauma at this time. Our individual stories impact us all in different ways. There is not a one size fits all fix.

“In this time of deep personal struggle for many, it’s become more obvious how important music and the arts are to the well-being of our society, and I don’t doubt there will be a renewed appreciation for the arts as a result. It’s very encouraging that Minding Creative Minds Meet and Greet sessions enable our music, live and wider creative communities to come together to support each other and share valuable information. By helping each other our artistic community can emerge from this period stronger, wiser and more unified. I’m really looking forward to once again meeting and being inspired by, colleagues, friends and peers at MCM’s next Meet and Greet on February 15th.” – Ann Marie Shields, Minding Creative Minds and Head of Careers, Industry and Events at BIMM Institute.

 

Minister announces funding for the expansion of the Minding Creative Minds to the Irish creative sector

Minister announces funding of €230,000 for the expansion of the Minding Creative Minds wellbeing & support programme to the Irish creative sector

The Minister for Culture, Arts, Media, Tourism, Sport and the Gaeltacht, Catherine Martin T.D., today announced funding of €230,000 for the expansion of Minding Creative Minds existing service to the entire Irish creative sector, both home and Irish abroad.

Workers in the cultural, creative and live entertainment sector continue to be significantly affected by COVID-19 restrictions.  Life Worth Living, the Report of the Arts and Culture Recovery taskforce concluded, “All these factors are having a damaging effect on the mental health and wellbeing of people working in these sectors”.  Recommendation 6 of this report further recognises the need to establish a programme that provides wellbeing supports to the creative sector.

Minding Creative Minds (MCM), Ireland’s (32 county and Irish overseas) first 24/7 wellbeing support programme for the Irish Creative community launched in June and is now open to the entire creative and live events sector delivered by Spectrum Life.  This is only possible due to continued support from our funding partners (First Fortnight, IMRO, IRMA, MCD, Universal Music Ireland, RAAP, The BAI & KPMG) and this summer being chosen as a beneficiary of EPIC Working Group’s (www.epicwg.com) fundraising initiative, Songs From An Empty Room held in July and ongoing We Are The Support Act fundraising initiatives.

Minister Martin said:  “I am very pleased to announce this funding to support the important work of Minding Creative Minds. Now more than ever, our creative community requires support. I would like to congratulate Minding Creative Minds on their success to date in rolling out this innovative programme of supports to those requiring assistance in the music sector and I look forward to the expansion of this programme over the coming weeks, which I am sure will be welcomed by the Irish creative sector, both home and abroad.

 Of this expansion founder Dave Reid said, “We are delighted to announce the expansion of Minding Creative Minds which will enable anyone working in the Irish Creative Sector the opportunity to mind their mental wellbeing and be able to contact qualified counsellors and experts in different fields such as financial planning, legal and career matters enabling expert advice and helping to manage personal issues they might be facing. Working in collaboration with our partner organisations and with the Department of Culture, Arts, Media, Tourism, Sport & the Gaeltacht we can now provide a comprehensive support structure for the entire  Irish creative sector.

Minding Creative Minds Wellbeing & Support programme (in association with Spectrum Life) now offers the following Wellbeing services to the entire Irish Creative Sector

  • 24/7 Dedicated Phone Line (Phone 1800 814 244) (Calling from NI /UK – 0800 0903677) (International 00353 15180277
  • Counselling Service (Short term intervention / Up to 6 Sessions)
  • Telephone Counselling 
  • Secure Video Counselling
  • Extensive Web Portal & App enabling live chat function with a counsellor                            

In addition to the mental health support system offered, Minding Creative Minds wishes to look at the whole individual resulting in the programme also offering access to a number of additional services structured to help users with various issues they may face such as:

  • Advice on practical, day-to-day issues that cause anxiety and stress
  • Legal Assistance for a range of issues
  • Financial Assistance & Consumer Advice
  • Career Guidance & Life Coaching
  • Support for Non-Irish Nationals & their families
  • Mediation for conflict resolution

 

Minding Creative Minds also held it’s first peer support ‘Meet & Greet’ meeting on December 1st and further meetings and supports for the sector will be rolled out over the coming months.

The Minding Creative Minds original funding partners are First Fortnight, IMRO (Irish Music Rights Organisation), IRMA (Irish Recorded Music Association), MCD Productions, RAAP (Recorded Artists, Actors & Performers), Universal Music Ireland, The BAI (Broadcasting Authority of Ireland) & KPMG.  This additional funding by The Department of Culture, Arts, Media, Tourism, Sport and the Gaeltacht is very welcome and now allows us to extend our services to the entire Irish creative community.

There has been a substantial uptake of users during the first six months of the Minding Creative Minds programme and of those who contacted the service 40% did so seeking mental health consultation with over 26% actually having either video or telephone counselling and over 34%% wanted practical advice (career guidance, financial assistance, legal assistance and life coaching) During the first three months since its launch 58% of those who have contacted the MCM are women.  46% of MCM’s users are based in Dublin, over 11% in Munster, 12% from Connacht, 5% from Ulster and there have been people contacting the service from London also.

The Irish Creative sector is expansive and diverse, below is a sample guide of sectors who can now utilise the services of Minding Creative Minds;

  • Music Sector; Musicians & Live Event Crew & other workers in the sector (to include bookers / music students & personnel involved in all forms of music including trad / jazz and opera)
  • Theatre; Actors, producers, writers, designers, arts administrators
  • Film; Actors, writers, designers & film crew
  • Visual Art & Street Art; Visual artists, photographers, painters, sculptors etc.
  • Dance; artists & arts administrators
  • Literature; writers, poets, spoken word artists, comedians
  • Journalists and TV personnel covering the arts,
  • Arts Centre Employees & Arts Venues, Performance Artists, Circus Performers

Thornton Pianos Present “The Superior Sessions”

The Superior Sessions launched in September 2020. With gigs being cancelled and venues all across the country having to close for a large part of 2020, The Superior Sessions provided a performance space for some of the best emerging and No. 1 selling musicians currently in Ireland. Recording live with the exceptional sound of Ritmüller pianos, we have put together an album, with support from the artists to raise funds for Minding Creative Minds. It is difficult at the best of times for musicians and creatives, we have seen first hand the effect the ongoing Covid related crises have had on artists and professionals in music this year. 100% of funds raised will be donated to MCM.

The album will be released on December 18th for €6.99 or higher through bandcamp. The album will also be available on popular streaming platforms including Spotify, Apple Music & Youtube Music.

Artists: Nathan Mac – Jacob Koopman – Muireann – Megan Burke – Gemma Cox – Colm Gavin

Meet & Greet – Session 1 with Bressie

On Tuesday December 1st Minding Creative Minds’ (MCM) in association with EPIC Working Group, Irish Music Rights Organization (IMRO), Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA) & The Cowshed will hold its first online meeting.  The MCM Meet and Greet Session will commence at 7pm and our entire music and live events sector is invited to attend, but advance registration is necessary as numbers are limited. Just click here and follow the instructions. If you have difficultly registering, you are welcome to contact info@mindingcreativeminds.ie

The aim of our MCM Meet and Greet Session is to enable attendees to share our experiences, share advice with each other and have a conversation with our peers as we strive to get our sector back to full health. By holding our MCM Meet and Greet Session, Minding Creative Minds wants to help in building resources and facilitate an atmosphere of help and support for all and encourage an open conversation within our community.   Some of us may wish to tell our story, others may have questions, some of us may wish to attend, leave our cameras in the off position and just listen.  Whatever works for you in attending, works for us. We are looking forward to having you with us on December 1st.

In this first meeting host by Stuart Clarke of Hot Press, we are privileged to confirm Psychotherapist & author, Siobhán Murray (https://www.twistingthejar.com/) and Musician and mental health advocate Niall Breslin (Bressie) as special guests.   Stuart will chat with Siobhán about her work, and in a wider realm her advice to our sector.  We anticipate the meeting will initially last a little over an hour.  At first our meetings will be online, however, once Covid-19 restrictions are loosened we will be able to eventually meet in person! 

When registering for the event, you are also welcome (if you wish) to submit a question for Niall (Bressie).  Time should allow for ten questions to be answered.  If wished, your question can be anonymous just follow the instructions to enable this when registering.

 

MCM to open up its services to the entire music sector

Minding Creative Minds (MCM), Ireland’s first 24/7 wellbeing support programme for the Irish Music community launched in June for artists, songwriters, music managers  and event sector personnel. We are now thrilled to open up Minding Creative Minds (MCM) to the entire music sector with immediate effect.   Whatever your role within the music sector, we are here for you.  For example; are you a musician, artist, songwriter, artist manager, event production crew, work in music PR, marketing, event management, music admin or live venue staff?  If you or someone you know in this sector is in need of emotional support or someone to talk with about financial, career or legal matters please log onto mindingcreativeminds.ie

Minding Creative Minds (MCM) is a 32 county and Irish overseas well-being support programme.  MCM had hoped to open its programme to the full music sector by its first anniversary in June 2021.  Being able to expand to the entire sector some nine months ahead of our original schedule is beyond our expectations and we can now offer more assistance especially at this time as our industry’s personnel is also trying to deal with additional issues directly related to Covid-19.   The fast forwarding of this expansion is only possible due to continued support from our funding partners and being chosen as a beneficiary of EPIC Working Group’s (www.epicwg.com) fundraising initiative, Songs From An Empty Room held in July and ongoing We Are The Support Act fundraising initiatives https://wearethesupportact.com

 

Of this expansion founder Dave Reid said, “We are delighted to announce the expansion of Minding Creative Minds which will give all musicians and people involved in all sectors of the Irish Music Sector the opportunity to mind their mental wellbeing and be able to contact qualified counsellors and experts in different fields such as financial planning, legal and career matters enabling expert advice and helping to manage personal issues they might be facing. Working in collaboration with our partner organisations we can now provide a credible support structure for the entire sector.

 

Musician and mental health advocate Niall Breslin (Bressie) says, “Music has always been the world’s greatest therapist, but sometimes those that provide such therapeutic comfort to others with their music, need some help of their own, and that’s why minding creative minds is so crucial “

 

Successful and respected singer, songwriter Gavin James says, “I am delighted to hear Minding Creative Minds (MCM) is now able to expand its services to all musicians and all people working in the full Irish Music Sector.  Minding Creative Minds (MCM) is a first of its kind for Ireland, it’s a free 24/7 wellness, counselling, financial and legal advice service.  Please make contact if you work in the music and live event sectors and need either emotional support or practical advice.  Minding Creative Minds is here for you and contacting them is easy, just log onto www.mindingcreativeminds.ie for all the details.”   

The Minding Creative Minds funding partners are First Fortnight (Lead Partner), IMRO (Irish Music Rights Organisation), IRMA (Irish Recorded Music Association), MCD Productions, RAAP (Recorded Artists, Actors & Performers), Universal Music Ireland and the BAI (Broadcasting Authority of Ireland)

There has been a substantial uptake of users during the first three months of the Minding Creative Minds programme and of those who contacted the service 40% did so seeking mental health consultation with over 26% actually having either video or telephone counselling and over 37% wanted practical advice (career guidance, financial assistance, legal assistance and life coaching) During the first three months since its launch 55% of those who have contacted the MCM are women.  47% of MCM’s users are based in Dublin, over 10% in Munster, 12%+ from Connacht, close on 5% from Ulster and there have been people contacting the service from London also.

“During these very challenging times for the Live events industry with no clear roadmap for recovery, the services offered by Minding Creative Minds will be essential to so many. We will continue to do everything we can to support this great initiative and to spread the word so that all live events personnel know they are not alone and that this free 24/7 wellness, counselling, financial and legal advice service is available to help them and give much needed support in the weeks and months ahead.  At a time when we are most disconnected we want to support those who help connect us the most.”  Kim O Callaghan MCD Project Manager & Deputy Event Controller

 

In a first of its kind for Ireland’s creative sector, Minding Creative Minds (MCM) is a free 24/7 wellbeing support programme for the Irish Music Sector, delivered by Spectrum Life.

 

  • First dedicated wellbeing support programme for the Irish Music Sector 
  • Assisting the creative community through COVID-19 challenges and beyond

MCM is a Mental Wellbeing Support Programme and will include access to the following Wellbeing services.

  • 24/7 Dedicated Phone Line (Phone 1800 814 244) (Calling from NI – 0800 0903677)
  • Counselling Service (Short term intervention / Up to 6 Sessions)
  • Telephone Counselling
  • Secure Video Counselling
  • Extensive Web Portal & App enabling live chat function with a counsellor

In addition to the mental health support system offered, Minding Creative Minds wishes to look at the whole individual resulting in the programme also offering access to a number of additional services structured to help users with various issues they may face such as:

  • Advice on practical, day-to-day issues that cause anxiety and stress
  • Legal Assistance for a range of issues
  • Financial Assistance & Consumer Advice
  • Career Guidance & Life Coaching
  • Support for Non-Irish Nationals & their families
  • Mediation for conflict resolution
  • “As musicians and writers, we have always been susceptible to the stresses and strains that are part and parcel of the challenging environment that we call the music industry, but never before have we faced the level of uncertainty that is now before us.  Creative people, by our nature, have a particular set of pressures that are specific to our work and our nature. This comprehensive programme is specifically designed to cater for these issues.  I have no doubt that this initiative will save lives.” –  Eleanor McEvoy, IMRO Chairperson.

 

“If ever there was a right time to offer support to people affected by the Covid 19 Pandemic that time is now. We at the Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA) are helping to fund this great Mental Health initiative ‘Minding Creative Minds’ and we hope it will assist people in the music Industry to deal with the issues of mental wellbeing.” Willie Kavanagh, Chairman of IRMA

 

“Musicians and members of the creative sector, with their particular professional pressures and community standing, are likely to be experiencing both good and bad days – there may be moments of clarity alongside moments when it all feels too much. ‘Minding Creative Minds’ is here to provide you with the support you need at the time you need it. Launching on June 1st, ‘Minding Creative Minds’ is an independent, confidential, complimentary mental health support that is accessible to members of the music sector and their dependants across Ireland, at any time of the day or night. We hope that knowing this support is here for you gives you some solace on both the good and bad days which may lie ahead” Emelina Ellis, Clinical Lead Spectrum Life

 

Minding Creative Minds would also like to thank the following individuals who were part of the advisory panel assembled to help make this programme a reality; Ken Allen, Manager of James Vincent McMorrow & IRMA Board Member, Lynne Best, Board Member Oh Yeah  Music Centre, Belfast, Bressie, Artist & Co-Founder A Lust for Life,  Louize Carroll, Artist & Occupational Psychologist, Emma Matthews, Board Member First Fortnight, Alan McEvoy, Music & Entertainment Accountant, Eleanor McEvoy, Artist / Chairperson of IMRO, Dr Eddie Murphy, Clinical Psychologist, Kim O’ Callaghan (MCD and EPIC Working Group), Emma Olohan, Fundraising & Sponsorship Executive, Willie Ryan, Music & Media Lawyer Aoife Ruth, Psychotherapist, Educator & Researcher, Gary Sheehan, Head of Programming NCH, Ann Marie Shields, Head of Careers, Industry & Events BIMM College, Jack Williamson, Founder & CEO Music And You.

MCM – As featured on Songs From an Empty Room

Minding Creative Minds is delighted to have been chosen alongside the Association of Irish Stage Technicians (AIST.ie) as one of the industry initiatives who will be supported through the Songs From An Empty Room which appeared on RTE2 on Saturday July 25th.  Songs from an Empty Room was programmed by EPIC Working Group

Twenty (20) Irish bands and artists reunited with their production crew doing what they do best in a unique night of performances from The Olympia Theatre Dublin, Cyprus Avenue in Cork, Dolan’s Pub Limerick, INEC Arena at Gleneagle Hotel in Killarney and Róisín Dubh Pub Galway 

 

Featuring performances from              

Aimee, Gavin James, James Vincent McMorrow, Mother DJs, Noel Hogan (The Cranberries), Picture This, Soule, The Academic, The Blizzards, The Coronas, Lyra, Jafaris, Denise Chaila Lisa McHugh, Sorcha Richardson, The Stunning, Fia Moon 

 

The event was simulcast on RTE 2 Television, RTE 2FM and the RTE Player. #SongsFromAnEmptyRoom #WeAreTheSupportAct and funds raised by supporters donating €4 by texting  SONGS to 50300 together with making donations to a still active GoFundMe page.
https://www.gofundme.com/f/songsfromanemptyroom

 

Minding Creative Minds would like to thank everyone who was involved in this fantastic live event especially the artists and crew and is extremely thankful to the public who donated.

 

Special thanks to the following for your very kind donations

U2
The Blizzards
Eoghan McDermott