#10 | Behind the Scenes at Songs And Words – A Home For All

On a very special episode of Sparking Change, Dil and her team were given full access to all areas at the Songs And Words – A Home For All protest concert, featuring Glen Hansard, Frances Black, Ryan O’Shaughnessy and more, held outside the Dáil on Tuesday 14th December 2017.

The concert was organised as part of the My Name Is Campaign by Inner City Helping Homeless.
In our first ever two hour podcast, Dil speaks to musicians, spoken word artists, film makers, public representatives and members of the public at the protest as we ask why isn’t more being done by the Irish government to address the Irish homelessness crisis?

Currently 5,298 adults and 3,194 children are homeless in Ireland.

Inner City Helping Homeless are interacting with up to 200 rough sleepers nightly, there have been seven deaths in the homeless community in the last 12 weeks and Ireland has the fastest growth rates in homelessness in Europe.

This episode features interviews and live performances of:
Lisa Canny – Songwriter and Musician
Glen Hansard – Songwriter and Musician
Emmet Kirwan – Playwright and Actor
Senator Frances Black – Singer and Founder of The Rise Foundation
Terry McMahon – Director, Producer, Writer and Actor
Stephen Murphy – Poet and Author
Ryan O’Shaughnessy – Singer, Songwriter and Actor
Lord Mayor of Dublin Mícheál MacDonncha
Stephen James Smith – Poet and Playwright
Rowan McDonagh – Production Manager
The Pale band
Anthony Flynn – CEO of Inner City Helping Homeless
Shane O’Curry – Director of ENAR Ireland


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This episode was produced by Kuxi & Alan.

The music is ‘L’obelico del mondo’ by Lorenzo Jovanotti Cherubini

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