Firefighter Mark plays bagpipes on CD in aid of suicide charity SOS

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Local bag piper Mark Toner features on a charity CD from the Dublin Fire Brigade Pipe Band and Friends called ‘Monday Nights in Marino’.

The CD, which was recorded last year, is in aid of Irish charity Suicide or Survive (SOS), with all proceeds to go towards raising awareness of mental health issues around the country.

The CD contains 11 tunes by the Dublin Fire Brigade Pipe Band, as well as recordings by the Dublin City Council Choir, the Band of An Garda Síochána, Kelly Birmingham, the Tallaght Youth Band and the bell ringers of Christchurch Cathedral.

In addition, RTÉ’s Joe Duffy has donated a narration of his 150th speech at Dublin Castle, which runs over a tribute tune by the Dublin Fire Brigade Pipe Band.

Originally launched last year, the CD was created the mark the 150th anniversary of the Dublin Fire Brigade.

Commenting on the initiative, Mark – who hails from the Quay and now lives in Oaklawns – said: “We are delighted to be able to support Suicide or Survive.

“Mental health issues are more prevalent in Irish society today than ever before and as we approach Christmas, which many people find challenging, we hope the proceeds from our CD will help with the great work being undertaken by SOS.”

The CD is on sale for €10 in store at The Music Outlet, Swords and Tower Records, Wicklow Street, Dublin and is also available to purchase online at www.themusicoutlet.ie or through the eBay store dfbshop2013. Further details are available at www.dublinfirebrigadepipeband.com


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