Call­ing all Bon Jovi fans!

The Kerryman (Tralee Edition) - - NEWS - By STEPHEN FER­NANE

IF Livin’ on a Prayer, Bed of Roses and some Bad Medicine ring a bell, then you might want to keep your di­ary free for Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 16 as The Bon Jovee Trib­ute Show pre­pares to rock out with ‘80s soft rock favourites at The Bran­don Con­fer­ence Cen­tre.

Play­ing the best of Bon Jovi’s tracks will be pop­u­lar Tralee mu­si­cians Sean Mc Cord, Noel Mc Cord, Mike Leahy, Liam Shana­han, and Damian Greer.

This is an event not to be missed as it also dou­bles up as a fundraiser for the ‘Cliona’s Fund’ (for fam­i­lies with se­ri­ously sick chil­dren) and the Pal­lia­tive Care and On­col­ogy Units in Tralee.

Eileen Whe­lan of Paco Tralee is the wo­man be­hind the event. Eileen or­gan­ises fundrais­ers for var­i­ous char­i­ties on a reg­u­lar ba­sis by ar­rang­ing cof­fee morn­ings and fash­ion shows. This is Eileen’s first time ar­rang­ing an event like this, so she’s nat­u­rally ex­cited at what prom­ises to be a great event.

“I was host­ing a cof­fee morn­ing re­cently when I met band mem­ber, Damian Greer. I said it to him about stag­ing a con­cert and he agreed, which is great. The band did a show dur­ing last year’s Rose of Tralee fes­ti­val and it proved very pop­u­lar,” Eileen said.

The con­cert will also fea­ture for­mer Euro­vi­sion con­tes­tant, Mickey Joe Harte, and pop­u­lar band, Or­a­cle.

“We’ve had a great re­ac­tion to it so far and peo­ple seem very in­ter­ested. Hope­fully we will get a big crowd as the money raised goes to some great causes,” Eileen added. Tick­ets cost €20 and can be bought from the Paco Store in Tralee and at all Ho­ran Health Stores in Kerry and across Mun­ster. You can also call Eileen on: 089 211 5916.

Photo by Joe Han­ley

Launch­ing the Bon Jovi trib­ute night, in aid of the Pal­lia­tive Care unit, at the Bran­don on Tues­day were Bren­dan Lynch, Au­drey Mo­ran, Eileen Whe­lan, Mary Lynch and Bren­dan Fuller with Bon Jovee mem­bers Sean McCord, Damian Greer and Michael Leahy.

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