A host of Irish stars took to the stage at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre last night to show their support for Aslan frontman, Christy Dignam, who is currently recuperating after treatment for cancer.
Last night (June 21) Ireland’s top musicians came together in honour of Aslan’s lead singer Christy Dignam.
Stars like Bressie, Danny O’Reilly, Paul Brady, Mary Black, Paul Walsh and Jedward to name but a few took the stage, with all proceeds from the event helping to pay for future treatment.
The theatre was packed to the rafters with over 1,650 revelers out to enjoy Aslan’s music, sung by some of the top artists in this country.
Top of the bill was U2, who unfortunately weren’t at the Olympia, but did stream their performance live from New York, where they are putting the finishing touches to their next album.
Speaking about U2’s performance of Aslan’s hit, This Is, guitarist Billy McGuinness said: “U2 don’t really know us, but they’re doing this because they want to. We both started around the same time – them in the late 70s and us in the early 80s. The difference is that U2 went through the roof and Aslan went into the gutter!”
Former Westlife star Mark Feehily was also among the star-studded turnout and, as you can see in the video below, the crowd went wild for his version of Where’s the Sun, which was also his first live performance since the band split last year.
An overwhelmed Christy Dignam told the crowd: “It’s been an amazing night. I can’t believe I shared my songs with so many legendary Irish artists tonight. It has been a truly amazing experience and I would like to thank everyone who took part.”