Music Focus: Cradle Rock brings in big local names

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OVER a dozen acts are coming together on January 4 as part of ‘Cradle Rock’, a charity gig to raise funds for the Neo Natal units in belfast RVH, Enniskillen SWA and the ‘Tiny Life’ Charity which supports parents of premature infants.

The night of live music, which takes place in Blake’s of the Hollow’s ‘Atrium’ and ‘Level 7’ bars has been organised by local musician, Darren Miller, whose sister was born eight weeks premature in July.

“She spent the first 6 weeks of her life In the are of the neo-natal team in Belfast RVH and Enniskillen SWAH. After seeing the care that Cecilia was given my mum decided she was going to raise some funds for the two neo-natal units and also raise some funds for the tiny life charity, which is a support charity for parents whose children have been born premature or parents who have gone through still births and other difficulties surrounding pregnancies,” Darren explained.

“After a successful fundraiser in my mum’s salon, Tierra spa and beauty, she asked me to put on a gig to raise some funds for her chosen charities. After thinking about what to do I decided to put on as big a gig as I possibly could.”

The gig takes the form of an ‘indoor festival’, with music on the two stages starting from 4pm.

“We have enlisted a wide variety of musicians from blues solo artists like Bert Woodshack and Hippie Johnston to the rock of Savage Rabbits to the downright madness of Bunny and the Banned its!”

The event will take place over two stages, one in the Atrium bar which will be free in and one in Level 7 which will have a door charge of £5.


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