Irish folk star, Luka Bloom, has joined a host of Clare’s finest musicians to record a single to help raise money for the Lahinch Playground Rescue Fund. The playground, which was completed just three years ago, was devastated by Storm Catherine, which ripped away most of the ground works and cause damaged estimated to be well in excess of €100,000.
The song, ‘Seaweed in Ennistymon’ was written by local musician Daragh McGlynn as he listened to the storm from his sea front property in Lahinch. Daragh will be joined by Luka Bloom and a host of other musicians to perform the song at the Lahinch Christmas Frolics which will take place at Lahinch Seaworld this Saturday evening. Proceeds from the song will be donated to the Lahinch Playground Rescue Fund.
“I live by the sea front in Lahinch and we were getting trashed by every high tide. I worked on the song right through the storm and it was pretty much finished by Sunday night,” said Daragh.
“On Monday night, I went to a session in Cooley’s in Ennistymon and played it there. Everybody loved it, they were singing the song back to me before I had finished it. Within a week it was recorded and the rest is history.”
Alongside Luka and Daragh, the song also features some of the vest of Clare musicians including Yvonne Casey, Quintan Cooper, Jon O’Connell and Adam Shiparo.
The song is currently available to download from I-Tunes for a cost of 99 cents.

https://itunes.apple.com/ie/album/seaweed-in-ennistymon-single/id799609388

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Andrew has been working in the media in the West of Ireland for more than a decade. During that time he has been shortlisted for many national journalism awards, served as a judge for the Choice Music Prize in 2008 and was part of the nominating panel for the Meteor Ireland Music Awards from 2008 to 2011. He holds an MA in Journalism and Public Relation and a BA in English, Sociology and Politics. He is currently working on his debut novel. A selection of his writings, including a number of new short stories can be viewed on Fighting Talk - http://fightingtalknow.blogspot.ie/ Follow Andrew on twitter: @Andrew_CPeople Contact Andrew on [email protected]

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