Some of Ireland's top artists are coming together to present a two-week-long digital live music event in support of children in Ireland.

Starting this Friday, March 27 at 7pm, listeners can tune into live performances on the participating artists' official live Instagram account.

Performances will then be broadcast live on RTÉ 2FM every evening for thirty minutes, and encouraging people to make donations to support Childline and the ISPCC.

The line-up for week one:

Friday, March 27,  Hozier - @hozier

Saturday, March 28, Danny O’Reilly - @dannythecoronas

Sunday, March 29, Wild Youth - @bandwildyouth

Monday, March 30, Kodaline - @kodaline

Tuesday, March 31, Dermot Kennedy - @dermotkennedy

Wednesday, April 1, Picture This - @bandpicturethis

Thursday, April 2, Gavin James - @gavinjameslive


Announcing the fundraising campaign on the Jennifer Zamparelli Show on 2FM earlier, President of the ISPCC, Caroline Downey said; "The ISPCC mantra is never give up on a child ever, and child abuse does not disappear in a pandemic, if anything it increases.

"The stress among young people, being sexually, physically and emotionally abused and the added stress of the pandemic is putting huge demands on the Childline service. 

"All fundraising has ceased, we are in dire need of the public support because 90% of our funding comes from the kindness and generosity of the Irish public. 

"Through the support of all the incredible artists who are taking part and RTÉ 2FM, we hope that this new form of fundraising will enable us to keep our ISPCC/CHILDLILNE service open and running 24 hours in these unprecedented times. 

"Childline is a vital service for children in Ireland. And we ask if you can afford it please support us by donating €4 by texting the word 'childhood' to 50300 and if you have a little more to spare, please go on line https://www.ispcc.ie/donate-now https://www.facebook.com/ISPCCChildline."

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