Ireland: Previous Eurovision acts to take part in online fundraiser

18 Eurovision personalities from Ireland will take part in Ireland’s Lockdown Eurovision Fundraiser this Saturday (20th June) to raise funds for Personal Protective Equipment for Ireland’s Healthcare workers.

One of the organisers Mick Lynch said:

“With no official Eurovision Song Contest taking place this year, and with Ireland having the greatest success in Eurovision history, while still in Lockdown, I decided to ask some of Ireland’s Eurovision singers and songwriters to contribute to a fundraising event to raise money for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for our frontline workers.”

The one-hour event will showcase previously unseen material from Irish Eurovision artists, including performances of classic Eurovision hits.

The trailer promises appearances from Eurovision artists including Dana, Marc Roberts, Mickey Joe Harte and Eamonn Toal.

The full list of the 18 participants taking part includes:

  • Fionnuala Sherry of Secret Garden “Nocturne” (1995 winner for Norway)
  • Marc Roberts “Mysterious Woman” (1997)
  • June Cunningham of Luv Bug “You Can Count On Me” (1986)
  • Eamonn Toal “Millenium Of Love” (2000)
  • Dana “All Kinds Of Everything” (1970 winner)
  • Paul Lyttle composer of “Cross Your Heart” (1974)
  • Maxi “Do I Dream” (1973) and “Horoscopes” with Sheeba (1981)
  • Jimmy Walsh composer of “In Your Eyes” (1993 winner)
  • Alma Carroll of The Swarbriggs Plus Two “It’s Nice To Be In Love Again” (1977)
  • Mickey Joe Harte “We’ve Got The World” (2003)
  • The Swarbriggs “That’s What Friends Are For” (1975) and “It’s Nice To Be In Love Again” (1977)
  • Sandy Kelly of The Duskeys “Here Today Gone Tomorrow” (1982)
  • Marty Whelan — RTÉ Eurovision commentator
  • Rolf Løvland of Secret Garden “Nocturne” (1995 winner for Norway)
  • Rowland Soper composer of “Come Back To Stay”(1966)
  • Kim Jackson “Could It Be That I’m In Love” (1991)
  • Cathal Dunne “Happy Man” (1979)
  • Phil Coulter composer of “Puppet On A String” (1967 winner for the UK), “Congratulations” (1968 for the UK) and “Toi” (1975 for Luxembourg)

All money raised from Ireland’s Lockdown Eurovision Fundraiser will go directly to Ireland’s Health Service HSE. You can visit the event’s Go Fund Me page by clicking here.

You can watch the full show by clicking here on Saturday 20 June at 21:00 EST.

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