Top Irish music acts band together for album in aid of Pieta House

Alan Owens

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Alan Owens

A COMPILATION album featuring some of the top music acts in the country has been released with all profits going toward Pieta House, the suicide and self-harm crisis centre.

A COMPILATION album featuring some of the top music acts in the country has been released with all profits going toward Pieta House, the suicide and self-harm crisis centre.

Life Support - A Compilation of Tracks from Ireland’s Finest - features songs from top Irish bands Delorentos, The Coronas, The Flaws and We Cut Corners as well as Limerick’s finest, Windings, The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra, Fox Jaw Bounty Hunters and Noel Hogan’s Monoband.

A compilation of exclusive tracks from 18 Irish acts, the album is the brainchild of Limerick’s Live 95FM presenter Alan Jacques, who presents the Green and Live show on the station.

“Pieta House is a cause close to my heart. I wanted to support and raise money for Pieta House in a practical, pro-active way,” explained Jacques.

Based in Dublin, Pieta House have a second national centre in Limerick and aim to reduce suicide by providing support and advice to those who seek counselling.

Joan Freeman, CEO and founder of the national organisation, declared music to be “a great way to express your emotions” and paid tribute to the album and those who have supported it.

“We really appreciate that so many artists have come together to support the work we do at Pieta House,” said Ms Freeman.

“We want to remind people that we are here to help and we urge people who feel they can’t cope or who find themselves in crisis to please contact us. Our services are free of charge and we’re equipped to help people get through their crisis,” she added.

The album has received support from Live 95FM and the Delphi Label to allow all proceeds from the sale of the CD to contribute directly to Pieta House. Richard Dowling of WAV Mastering in Limerick also mastered the compilation.

The release of Life Support will be marked by a special gig in Dolan’s Warehouse on Sunday April 22 with performances from Windings, The Brad Pitt Light Orchestra and Fox Jaw Bounty Hunters.

For more details see www.delphilabel.com.