On Friday 13 June local troubadour Bobby McCarthy returns to the Spirit Store.
With his acoustic guitar, ukulele and unique take on the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Paul Simon and Christy Moore, Bobby is one of the Spirit Store’s most popular performers, but this gig is special.
It will see the launch of an EP in aid of suicide prevention charities SOSAD and PIPS.
Dedicated to the memory of Bobby’s uncle Jim Carragher who died tragically last November, the EP is titled Mind Your Mind and features tracks by Springsteen, Sarah McLachlan and Trisha Yearwood.
Speaking about the choice of tracks Bobby said, “Jim idolised Bruce Springsteen.
“He even got a ‘high five’ and a hug from the great man at his concert in Kilkenny last summer.
“Naturally the EP reflects this with tracks by Springsteen including Jim’s all time favourite song, Thunder Road, and Terry’s Song which we have renamed Jim’s Song for the EP.”
Making her debut performance on the night is Bobby’s aunt Briege Lee who is looking forward to the event..
“I usually confine my singing to the shower but I’m making an exception here,” said Briege. “I sang the Sarah McLachlan song ‘In the Arms of an Angel’ on the day of Jim’s funeral, and family and friends encouraged me to make a recording with Bobby in aid of suicide prevention.”
Bobby and Briege will be joined on stage by Bobby’s regular support acts Sean Fee and Martin McEnteggart as well as renowned uileann piper/tin whistler Billy O’Callaghan.
All proceeds from the EP and ticket sales go to SOSAD/PIPS.
The EP costs €5 and will be available on the night. Tickets to the show are €12. Doors open at 8pm.