Paddy Casey and Lisa Loughrey to perform gig for Tiglin

Addiction and homelessness charity has strong links with County Kildare

Leader reporter


Leader reporter


Paddy Casey and Lisa Loughrey to perform gig for Tiglin

Paddy Casey will perform at the concert in aid of Tiglin

Two Kildare-based performers, Paddy Casey and Lisa Loughrey, will perform at a concert in aid of addiction charity Tiglin on Thursday, June 28.

The concert, which will also feature Declan O’Rourke, will be held in Greystones, in association with Temple Carrig Secondary School, and there will be a food market and bar open on the grounds that evening. The gig starts at 8pm, and tickets are €25.

There are strong links between Kildare and the homelessness and addiction charity, which is based in Wicklow. Its chairperson Aubrey McCarthy is a Naas-based businessman, and several Kildare locals have been involved in fundraising for the charity.

Paddy Casey said: “We are looking forward to doing this gig. I’ve met a few people who have been helped by Tiglin so I’m glad to be a part of something that will help beat addiction and homelessness.”

Aubrey McCarthy said: “It is fantastic that Paddy Casey has offered to do this concert with his good friend Declan O’Rourke and their fellow folksinger Lisa Loughrey, it is very generous of them all. Rock, folk and soul music from the trio will have Greystones hopping on June 28th. Tickets will sell out quickly and we hope that many supporters from Kildare will make the trip out to Greystones to support us!”

Lisa Loughrey

Lisa Loughrey, from Celbridge said: "I’m absolutely delighted to be joining two of Ireland’s finest talents to highlight and raise awareness for the wonderful work carried out by Tiglin in their efforts to support people affected by addiction and homelessness.”

Both Paddy Casey and Lisa Loughrey were nominated by the 2018 Pure M Awards for Best Solo Act. Paddy Casey has five albums to his name and is most famous for his songs Saints and Singers, The Lucky One, Everybody Wants and Sweet Suburban Sky. Declan O’Rourke has six albums and is famous for Galileo, Poor Boy’s Shoes and Time Machine. Lisa Loughrey recently released her debut solo single entitled Coming Up.

Tickets are available on Eventbrite.