Published on December 17th, 2009 | by Darren Byrne0
The Longest Night – CODES and Gemma Hayes joined by Glen Hansard
The 21st of December is the longest night of the year, the worst night of the year to be without a home. Dublin Simon Community are asking you to get onboard and play your part in ending homelessness this December 21st.
Some of Ireland’s hottest music acts have been lined up to perform at Dublin Simon’s Longest Night gig on the 21st at The Button Factory, Temple Bar. Dublin’s newest music sensation and friends of Culch.ie, CODES, have been confirmed to perform at the event, along with one of Ireland’s most accomplished female artists, Gemma Hayes. Also performing will be the extraordinarily talented Colm Mac Con Iomaire, the fiddle player with The Frames. Colm supported Swell Season last December in the Olympia and was amazing in his own right. Speaking of Swell Season, Glen Hansard has just been confirmed to join the lineup.
The Longest Night is a fundraising project run as part of Dublin Simon’s Christmas Campaign to draw attention to the continuing issue of homelessness, specifically during these trying times. The event takes place in tandem with Sing for Simon, which encourages members of the public to do exactly that throughout the month of December. The singing finale will be a huge 24 hour carol-athon on Sunday 20 December – which will lead into December 21, the Longest Night of the Year. The campaign will be rounded off that evening in the Button Factory.