Gleesons in Clonmel set to rock for The Emma Lacey Trust

Clonmel Band Aid to take place tomorrow

Tipperary Star Reporter

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The Pearly Whites

The Pearly Whites will be among the performers in Clonmel Band Aid in Gleesons this Sunday for The Emma Lacey Trust


This Sunday ( 1pm September 9th), one year on from the incredible Clonmel response to the Evan Hickey appeal, Gleesons in Clonmel  will rock to the sounds of some of the best bands in the country to support another very worthwhile cause.


Clonmel Band Aid, hosted by popular music venue Gleesons in Irishtown, will be held again this year to support twenty three year old Emma Lacey who has just undergone brain surgery and is awaiting her sixth surgery on her spine in as many years to deal with progressive spinal diseases.


The people of Clonmel and beyond turned out in massive numbers last year when the event was held for the first time to support Evan Hickey and Evan , his father Joe and all the Hickey family are supporting Richie Gleeson and his team and The Emma Lacey Trust for this year's event.


An incredible line-up of bands will perform on the day including The Pearly Whites, Thank Funk, Super Soul Machine, The Waheys, The Papa Zitas and the Waxies and huge crowds are expected for the day, with music on two stages, starting at 1pm.


It was Alan McCormack of The Pearly Whites who was instrumental in getting such an event off the ground last year.
He went to school with Evan Hickey and when he rang around all of his friends in the bands they were more than willing to help.


“There was absolutely no hesitation last year from all of the bands and the same again this year, because the cause is such a worthy one and all of the bands involved on Sunday want to do it for Emma,"said Alan.


“It is one of the best line-ups you would see,you very rarely get a chance to see all these bands in the one day at the same venue ” said Alan.
“Evan Hickey's dad Joe inspired me last year, and it was very moving how the people of Clonmel came out to support the Hickey family. Joe made me aware of the difficult challenges facing Emma and we all wanted to do it again”, said Richie Gleeson.


Paudie Everard, Chairman of The Emma Lacey Trust, said they greatly appreciated the support shown by Gleesons, the Hickey family, all of the musicians and everybody involved that are preparing for the day.

READ MORE:  Fund set up to aid brave Clonmel woman Emma Lacey who is battling rare brain and spinal conditions

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