Coronavirus: Cork company hatches musical plan to tackle the cabin fever

Coronavirus: Cork company hatches musical plan to tackle the cabin fever
A Cork-based company has come up with an innovative way to keep people entertained while we all stay indoors.

A Cork-based company has come up with an innovative way to keep people entertained while we all stay indoors.

Unemployable Promotions, set up by creative duo Michael Grace and Paul O'Shea in 2018, is a promotion and production company which works with various artists to enhance their profile.

In light of the current pandemic, Michael and Paul came up with a novel way to support musicians during this trying time.

"We're musicians ourselves and like most people, we felt the pinch as the coronavirus outbreak escalated and gigs were cancelled.

"We came up with the idea to host a mini-festival, which would be live-streamed so people could tune in from their homes," Michael told The Echo.

From there, 'Live at Home' was born - a Facebook Live concert featuring performances from Irish musicians: Emma Langford, Sara Ryan, Jordan Run, Beyond The Wash, Paddy Dennehy, Eve Clague, Mide Houlihan and Dylan How (Rowan).

Tomorrow evening, the eight acts will each play a 20 minute set of original music from their own homes, which the public is invited to tune into.

Once the artist is finished their set, they will direct viewers to the next act through a link on their page.

Whilst the performances are free to tune into, the public is welcome to support the musicians by donating to the Live at Home GoFundMe page.

Live at Home will commence at 6pm, Wednesday, March 18.

You can tune in by following the Facebook link.

https://www.facebook.com/events/3070205753205340/

Meanwhile, Cork DJ Stevie G has also been keeping the people of Cork entertained through his live sets.

Today, the RedFM presenter streamed a live set from his home to celebrate St Patrick's Day.

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