LIMERICK Acoustic Club, operating out of Charlie Malone’s bohemian bar on Wolfe Tone Street, has raised €750 to present to Limerick Search and Rescue on Tuesday May 7.
The inspiration has been the tragic loss of Aoife McMahon, close neighbour on Wolfe Tone Street, who was a regular performer on guitar at this Tuesday-night club. Keith Harris reports that a collection has been held weekly in Aoife’s memory and to support the 365-day volunteer work of LSR.
“I’m just one of the crowd at the club,” Keith told Arts Page modestly. “I video the events every week and make an archive of it – http://188.8.131.52/LimerickAcousticClub.
“Aoife played guitar and sometimes keyboard, she sang covers and sometimes her own music – pretty much everything, really. I have put 15 to 20 clips of her performances on a DVD for the family and given it to her sister, Maedhbh McMahon.”
The principal person to passing the hat at this buoyant venue is Rosemarie Martin, who contacted Limerick Post to update the growing charity collection to a generous €750. “The Search and Rescue team do such great work and all is done voluntarily,” is the point that Rosemarie makes. “They deserve all we can give them to help with their work. Aoife would have loved us to this in her memory.”
Set aside time on Tuesday May 7 for the presentation of €750 to the Rescue team’s Calvin Prendergast by the Club and friends. It will be streamed life on facebook on the night.
Aoife Nic Mhathúna, d. Aibreán 5. Suaimhneas síoraí dá hanam dílis.