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SOCIAL BOOKMARKS

Here’s who you can see live on Instagram in the 2FM/ChildLine concerts

2FM and ChildLine have come together with a host of leading artists to raise money.

The two-week-long digital live music event is all in support of children in Ireland.

Week one started last Friday with artists including Hozier, Picture This and Dermot Kennedy all performing.

Tonight, Gavin James keeps the concerts going and next week Niall Horan, Lyra and Walking On Cars will all take to Instagram.

The performances take place at 7pm each night on the Instagram account for the artist.

The concerts are also broadcast live on 2FM.

People have been donating €4 by texting ‘CHILDHOOD’ to 50300.

The line up for the next week is:

  • Mark Feehily, Friday April 3 – @markusmoments
  • Walking On Cars, Saturday April 4 – @walkingoncars
  • Hudson Taylor, Sunday April 5 – @hudtaymusic
  • Orla Gartland, Monday April 6 – @orlagartland
  • Sean and Conor Price, Tuesday April 7 – @sean_and_conor_price_music
  • Lyra, Wednesday April 8 – @thisislyra
  • Niall Horan, Thursday April 9 – @niallhoran

“The ISPCC mantra is never give up on a child ever, and child abuse does not disappear in a pandemic, if anything it increases, said Caroline Downey , ISPCC President.

“The stress among young people, being sexually, physically and emotionally abused and the added stress of the pandemic is putting huge demands on the Childline service.

All fundraising has ceased, we are in dire need of the public support because 90% of our funding comes from the kindness and generosity of the Irish public.

“Through the support of all the incredible artists who are taking part and RTÉ 2FM, we hope that this new form of fundraising will enable us to keep our ISPCC/CHILDLINE service open and running 24 hours in these unprecedented times.”

Head of 2FM, Dan Healy added: “2FM have partnered with the ISPCC over the last number of years and because of the 2FM Christmas Ball we have raised €600,000 each year for the charity.

“None of this could happen without the ISPCC president Caroline Downey. But this year we can't wait until Christmas for your help. We need it now.

“So the artists are coming to you live from their homes on Instagram and 2FM.

“Come on, dance and sing at home and share it on your social using the #NeverGiveUpOnChildEver and create Ireland’s first-ever remote festival.”