Workman’s Club to host war-children fundraiser

by James Hendicott
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The Workman’s Club will host a UNICEF fundraiser for children impacted by war on April 16, with the five-hour show set to feature a host of popular Irish indie acts performing back to back.

The show comes in part in response to the current situation in Ukraine, but also has a broader global scope.

“In the past month alone, the number of people fleeing their homes since Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has reached 10 million,” the gig’s background information states. “Over 400 million children live in countries affected by violent conflict; many are forcibly displaced, sometimes orphaned and unaccompanied, in search of safety. Children are especially vulnerable to abuse, exploitation and trafficking during emergencies and armed conflicts.”

The show, entitled ‘Amplify UNICEF’ and presented by Dublin PR group Amplify Agency as well as the charity and venue, will feature Elaine Mai, 49th and Main, Daithi, Enola Gay, Nealo, Rebel Phoenix, Farah Elle, Fia Moon and Vale. TIckets are priced at €21,50, and it’s hoped that the night can raise a total of around €10,000 for the charity.

This will be achieved because all of the artists are playing for free on behalf of the charity, the venue is providing the room for free, and even the poster design and 100 limited edition t-shirts will be provided free of charge, together with Dublin Shirt Co, by illustrator Aaron Fahy. The t-shirts can be ordered up front alongside tickets.

Music and musicians have a long history of supporting events like this, and those involved hope that the money raised will make a significant difference to children in more than 190 countries where UNICEF works all across the globe. Tickets are available via

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