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Help! The Homeless

Help! The homeless.

Vicar Street looks set to host Paul McCartney’s first Irish Show in nearly a decade. The purpose of the gig will be to raise money for homeless people in Dublin. Tickets will not be available to purchase in a conventional manner with guests instead asked to give a donation, with all proceeds going towards helping the homeless.

Paul McCartney was apparently inspired when Vicar Street owner Harry Crosbie sent him pictures of a recently unveiled plaque on Abbey Street commemorating the Beatles concerts at the Adelphi Cinema, which is now sadly a car park. The two gigs at the Adelphi in 1963 were the only Irish concerts the Beatles ever performed.

Mr Crosbie sent him the pictures and got a very positive response “I sent him a photo of the plaque and I got an answer back saying he was absolutely delighted.” “He came back to me and said that Vicar Street is top of the list for the next one.” While no date has been set it could happen at any time because according to Mr Crosbie, “that’s the way he works.” McCartney is known for doing “guerrilla gigs”, most famously when the Beatles played on the roof of Apple studios in London in 1969.

It has also been confirmed that Gay Byrne will MC the event. Gay’s connection with the band goes all the way back to the 1960’s when he first interviewed the band.

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  1. Maura says:

    Look forward to that!

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