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🇮🇪 Irish Eurovision stars reunite for a fundraiser aiming to provide Personal Protective Equipment

Eurovision stars from Ireland have teamed up to create a special fundraising video for HSE and frontline workers

Irish Eurovision stars have teamed up to create a special fundraising video for Personal Protective Equipment, featuring unseen-before footage and stars such as Dana, Phil Coulter and Secret Garden.

The videocast will premiere this Saturday night June 20 at 8.00pm. All money raised on the GoFundMe page will go towards providing PPE for Ireland’s HSE and frontline workers.

Fundraising for Personal Protective Equipment

In order to put together the video the hour-long Ireland’s Eurovision Lockdown Fundraiser on YouTube, artists from Ireland’s long Eurovision history have contributed unseen archive footage and memories.

In particular, standout participants include Rowland Soper, writer of Ireland’s 1966 Eurovision entry Come Back To Stay, as well as Phil Coulter and Dana.

What’s more, the video will feature unique collaborations, including family appearances, and new versions of some classic Eurovision winners.

Laois man Mick Lynch, who penned What’s Another Year: Ireland’s First Five Decades at Eurovision, is behind the campaign.

“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,” Lynch tells RTE.

Watch the teaser below:

Ireland in Eurovision 2020

Lesley Roy was meant to represent Ireland this year with her song “Story of my Life”. Furthermore, She wrote the song herself alongside Robert Marvin, Catt Gravitt and Tom Shapiro.

The music video for the entry premiered on YouTube back in March after premiering on RTÉ 2FM. Dublin-based writer and director Kate Dolan was the director.

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