Hope Promotions’ Niall McGuirk and Irish DIY stalwart Michael Murphy have just released ‘In Concert – Favourite Gigs of Ireland’s Music Community’, a collection of 105 contributors from the Irish music scene choosing their favourite concerts from the past seven decades; their own documenting of the “secret history” of the indigenous scene direct from the people that lived it.
All proceeds from the sale of the book go to the Irish Red Cross in their efforts to assist people forced to flee their homes in Syria. As Niall said, “When we first saw the heartbreaking pictures from Aleppo we reached out to those people we know best, our friends in the music community. Six months ago Hope *2 came out and this featured those in the punk community in an effort to raise money for pikpa lesvos centre. We held back on many contributions from the Irish music scene as we felt it would be nice for this group to extend their support. The results are In Concert...”
‘In Concert’ costs just €15 including postage and packaging and is available to buy here.
For the full – hugely impressive, we might add – list of contributors to the book, have a look here.