Mary Black and her daughter and son, Roisin O and Danny O'Reilly of The Coronas, are joining forces to play a special gig for a family friend who lost a leg in a DART accident earlier this year.
A Gig for Erin featuring Mary Black, Róisín O, Danny O'Reilly and special guests takes place on May 29th in Whelans, Dublin and all proceeds will go to family friend Erin Kenny who lost her right leg in an accident with the DART last February.
"On February 17th, while heading into town from Dalkey, our friend Erin Kenny got off the DART at Tara St. Station and slipped into the path of the departing train," explains Danny O'Reilly.
"Throughout that night and the following days she fought for her life in intensive care in St. James Hospital. Miraculously she survived though she had numerous internal injuries, broken bones and lost her right leg. With the profits our main aim is to raise enough money to buy Erin a specially adapted car to give her and Lily some independence and help them get back to a normal life.
"As a single Mam, Erin will have to face many physical and financial difficulties in the months and years to come and all proceeds will go to helping her and her daughter Lily through this difficult time."
The Black family say that all donations are greatly appreciated. Cheques can be addressed to The Erin Kenny Trust and sent to; Unit 5F South City Business Park, Whitestown Way, Tallaght, Dublin 24.
Tickets priced €25 for the Whelans gig this May went on sale this morning and are availabe from www.wavtickets.ie or call the WAV Box Office on Lo-call 1890 200 078.
More information can be found at: WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/AGIGFORERIN