One of the music highlights within the First Fortnight Mental Health Art & Culture festival over the last three years has been My Story, My Song - this year's event takes place online on Sunday evening, January 17th at 7.30pm.

The online event presents a stellar lineup of Irish artists who will perform unique versions of the songs that have helped them through tough times.

Jack O'Rourke

It promises to be an intimate evening of performance, discussion and personal sharing from talented performers including Emma Langford, Wyvern Lingo, Stefan Murphy, Nealo, Jack O'Rourke and many more.

Full line up and details on how to join the event are available here.

Emma Langford (photo credit Conor Kerr)

The event’s creator and curator, Mark Whelan says; "This year's My Story, My Song event will be particularly special. As we've all learned over the past 12 months, mental health issues, much like respiratory viruses, don’t respect borders and can affect anyone, anywhere, regardless of their situation. 

Stefan Murphy

"...I'm incredibly excited to have so many exceptional artists on the bill, all of whom are now busy preparing for their performances, which are sure to be deeply moving and memorable. I'm also glad that people from all over Ireland, and the world, will be able to attend this night of personal stories and powerful songs."

Karen Cowley, Wyvern Lingo

Karen Cowley of Wyvern Lingo and Jack O'Rourke spoke to Sean Rocks on Arena this week about the event, listen below. 

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My Story, My Song is a pay what you feel event, register in advance at 

First Fortnight Mental Health Art & Culture Festival returned for its tenth year on Saturday January 2nd, 2021 and events are still taking place online - find out more here.