Duke Special, Neil Hannon and other top Irish musicians have recorded a seven-track EP to raise money for My Lovely Horse Rescue.
The EP will be launched at a special gig at the Button Factory in Dublin on 4th May at 7.30pm, which will feature performances by Neil Hannon, Duke Special, Paddy Hanna, No Monster Club, The Late David Turpin, Gar Cox and special guests.
All of the songs were recorded at Temple Lane Recording Studios by final year students at the Sound Training College.
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The EP, which is being released as a download, includes new material and covers by those involved. Neil Hannon, of The Divine Comedy fame, has recorded a previously unreleased track called ‘It’s Never Too Late’. With Duke Special on lead vocals, it is a characteristically witty and well-observed tale of sexual discovery in later life, which is particularly apt in post-Marriage Equality Referendum Ireland.
The musicians were motivated to contribute by a desire to help the many horses which are abandoned, neglected and abused in Ireland each year. My Lovely Horse Rescue is a non-for-profit organisation that rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes Ireland's horses, ponies, donkeys and other equines. The money raised by the EP and launch night at the Button Factory will be used to support the wonderful work done by the charity.
Tickets for the launch night (€ 7 or more, if you feel like donating).
Available at the door.
We go through about 20 large round bales of hay per week at our rescue centre. Also, many of the horses we help often need hay on site, as they are...