ABORTION RIGHTS IN IRELAND
For those who do not live in Ireland, you may not know that abortion is still not allowed. Women are discouraged to abort regardless of circumstances. They must travel to the UK or other EU countries if they want to abort.
FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN FOR ABORTION RIGHTS
The gigs took place on Friday 10th March 2017 at Sin é pub, Dublin. They were organised by Bitches Brew & F-Festival celebrating women in the arts.
The purposes of this night were:
- to fundraise for the Repeal movement
- and bring awareness of the Irish law in terms of women’s abortion rights.🔥👍
SO, WHAT IS THE EIGHT AMENDMENT?
To get a better understanding of what this law entails, check these leaflets: 👇
If you are living in Ireland or are Irish living abroad, sign up for this petition requesting the law to be reviewed: 👊
The event gathered four bands, mostly girls’ bands playing various music styles such as pop, blues, roots folk, rock, hard rock.
I arrived a little late for the event and also left early, so I only recorded two bands. But I will share with you some videos of the other two bands I missed. Bear in mind that the venue is very narrow in width, so I wasn’t always able to film from the best angle. Apologies for this!
I have indicated under the YouTube videos the respective bands’ Facebook fan pages, if you’d like to follow them.
Which one you like most and why?
I will start to share with you a snippet I shared on my Instagram account:
An indie/rock band called Montauk Hotel I recently discovered attending a fundraising gig campaigning for the eight amendment repeal currently prohibiting women abortion rights in Ireland. If you'd like to know more about it and check more videos made at the event, go 👉🏼 www.fundraisingmusicevents.com (direct link also in my bio 😉)! 😘😍👊🏽🎤🎸
And now full songs recorded or found on YouTube:
These are two Youtube videos I found of the other bands I have missed: