Wednesday, 28 June 2017

News: The Positive Touch @ The Workman's Club feat. The Devlins, Paddy Casey

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Paddy Casey - Everything Must Change

Info: Downda Road Productions, in association with TOUCH Ireland and media partners Radio Nova, is launching 'The Positive Touch', a charity album featuring songs from artists that have been at the forefront of the Irish Music scene for years and a whole host of new emerging Irish talent to raise money for TOUCH Ireland charity projects. 

The album will showcase established Irish artists including Paddy Casey, Mundy, The 4 Of Us, The Devlins, The Blades, Gavin Glass, Cry Monster Cry as well as emerging singer/songwriters such as Keith Plunkett, Davie Furey, Katie Gallagher and is set for release on 29th June 2017.

One of the highlights of the album is the never-before released track 'Somebody is Coming Through' from Paddy Casey, given exclusively for this album. Also exclusive to this album will be debut solo single release from Sina Theil and a brand new single from Katie Gallagher, both young singer/songwriters beginning to pave their careers in Irish Music. 

The Devlins - Waiting

All profits from this compilation album will be going to TOUCH Ireland, a charity whose unique selling point is that none of the volunteers take any sort of salary or even expenses for the work they do, including frequent air travel to the countries where they provide aid. 

TOUCH Ireland aims to help vulnerable children in Zambia, Sri Lanka, Cameroon, India, Nepal, Brazil and Bangladesh. The main aim is to keep people alive, instil hope and provide education for the future so that people in these communities can learn to support one another. TOUCH Ireland does this through the provision of physical and learning disability centres, nutrition and food education projects, hospitals and clinics, child sponsorship and poverty relief.

The specific project that will be funded by the money raised by this campaign will be the Kanti Children’s Hospital in Nepal that was devastated by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake on April 25th 2015. The ultimate goal of this project is to rebuild and extend the hospital which will include a critically needed outpatient clinic and an inpatient ward, and act as a training centre for professionals who work with children and adolescents with psychiatric and mental health problems. 

Gavin Glass - Break Your Daddy's Heart

In Nepal, children and adolescents who suffer from severe psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia and bipolar/depression, are often kept at home in isolation from the world, due to social stigma. It is not unusual to see every now and then news about children with severe mental health problems often chained to a bed post, or even locked in a room for years at a time. These kinds of centres, education and training are vital for these communities. Please read more about this project here:

Tickets for the TOUCH Ireland Charity Gig can be purchased via DowndaRoad Productions website here; with the album itself available to purchase at

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