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Saturday 17 August 2019

Doyle amongst the stars at charity night for Chernobyl

WEXFORD'S Ian Doyle ( aka The Man Whom) took the stage with Bell X1's Paul Noonan at a charity event in Kilkenny on Monday night, performing Prince's Bangles classic ' Manic Monday' for a delighted audience.

The gig came just days after Doyle, the son of Wexford County Council's Director of Sevices Adrian Doyle and his wife Albina, launched his debut album ' The Greatest Event' in Whelan's, Dublin. The local singer/songwriter, whose album has been picking up plaudits in the press, is also guesting for Cry Before Dawn on their current tour and will appear at both of their sold-out shows in Wexford Opera House on May 14 and 27.

Enniscorthy's Clive Barnes and Wexford-based Eleanor McEvoy also participated in Monday night's '25 Songs For 25 Years' concert in Kilkenny's Set Theatre, staged to raise funds for Chernobyl Children International and organised to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl disaster in 1986. Completing the cast of Irish stars were Jamie Lawson, Liam O Maonlai and Declan O'Rourke.

At the end of the night, which raised €5,425 for the Chernobyl charity, all the musicians came together onstage for a grand finale, during which they performed ' Higher Love' and 'War'.

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