'Whole Lotta Rosaleen' raises €8.5k for Brain Tumour Ireland

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Laura Coates

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Laura Coates

'Whole Lotta Rosaleen' raises €8.5k for Brain Tumour Ireland

Talbot family members, Susie and Johnny (left) from Kill with Kevin Lawlor (right) of the Old House present a cheque to Jimmy Doyle of Brain Tumour Ireland

The people of Kill turned out to the Old House pub on Saturday, August 6, for a musical festival with a difference in memory of one of their own.

The Talbot family held ‘Whole Lotta Rosaleen’ in memory of their mum.

The late Rosaleen Talbot, who passed away in 2012, was a great music lover, part of Nás na Rí Singers and provided the music for the Kill Parish Church Choir for many years. Her daughter Heidi Talbot is a successful singer-songwriter whose latest album, Here We Go, 1,2,3, will be released in late September.

Music at the festival was provided by Redwood, Ciaran Cusack, Rossagh Purcell, Sandy Purcell, Rake The Ashes, The Whole Hog, Neil O’Donnell, Limelight, Dan Cassoni, Miss Foxy, Heidi Talbot, Rose Talbot, Cherish The Ladies and Cool Breeze.

The event raised €8,476.70 for the charity.

Brain Tumour Ireland was launched in November 2012 in memory of mum of four Ronnie Fehily from Dunlavin, who died of a brain tumour in January of that year.

The organisation raises awareness of brain tumours, provides support and information to patients and their families and promotes and funds medical research into the condition.

“We are extremely grateful to the Talbot family for their hugely successful fundraiser in memory of Rosaleen,” said Cliona Doyle of Brain Tumour Ireland.

“These kinds of events and the support of people like the Talbots and all of the Kill community are crucial to the work we do.”