Concert in Aid of Huntingdon’s Disease Association of Ireland
This evening celebrates the work of one of the great songwriters of the twentieth century. Guthrie’s music chronicled the Great Depression and took aim at fascism and corporate greed in American society during his life-time. An inspirational figure to millions, he was perhaps the most well-known person in his era to develop Huntingdon’s disease, a rare genetic condition which affects around 1 in 10,000 people. Huntington’s attacks the brain cells, at first causing problems with coordination and memory then later problems with physical movement and communication.There is currently no cure and life expectancy from the onset of symptoms is around 20 years. The show will also feature the music of the Dublin singer-songwriter Tommy Feeney (Sackville String Band) and a number of high-profile guest artists for an inspiring evening of music and conversation.