HOMS Solicitors were delighted to continue our support of Pieta House last Friday night, 12th January 2018, as one of the sponsors of the Metis Music for Mental Health Gig organised by Karl Daly, Metis Ireland at Dolan’s Warehouse, Limerick.
It was an evening of music, enjoyment and reflection in aid of Pieta House and Limerick Suicide Watch which exceeded expectations.
Aoife McLoughlin, Voice of Ireland finalist 2013, came out of retirement to open the gig and set a beautiful tone. Dr James Ring, CEO Limerick Chamber, warmed up an enthusiastic crowd with his band Stray Saints. Followed in no small part by Nile St. James, local soul-funk singer/songwriter, who shared his talent for the worthy cause and also band Fox Jaw who really rocked the warehouse.
TV Broadcaster, Kamal Orlando Ibrahim, introduced and showed his short movie on mental health “If Only” to a very attentive audience with the message that if somebody doesn’t seem okay that just asking them could make a difference. Mr Johnny Togher, Pieta House. was invited to take to the stage to explain how Senator Joan Freeman founded the charity and how it now provides free counselling services not only to people with suicide ideation but also to those suffering from bereavement. He thanked the local community for the continued support.
Limerick Suicide Watch also thanked the community and Karl Daly, Metis Ireland, for organising the event and to be given the opportunity to be one of the night’s beneficiaries.
Limerick Songbird, Emma Langford, treated the audience to her own folk music before surprising us by taking to the stage with Noel Hogan, The Cranberries, and Dan Murphy, Hermitage Green, and bringing the house down with some classic renditions.