Two years ago this month, June 24th 2012, journalist Eugene Moloney was assaulted on the way home one night on Camden Street. A single blow to his head by his attacker killed him and he died on the street. The killer was sentenced to five years in jail for manslaughter with two years suspended.
Moloney, a then 55 year-old Donegal man who worked for Independent newspapers and was freelancing at the Irish Daily Mail, was a huge fan of music and as such, his friend Oisin Leech of the band The Lost Brothers and Pete Cummins of Fleadh Cowboy are putting on a night of live music, in aid of the Peter McVerry Trust, and in salute to Eugene two years to the night of his death.
The night, taking place in Whelan’s on June 24th, will feature The Lost Brothers, Julie Feeney, Andy Irvine, Liam O Maonlai,Joe and Steve Wall, Saramai Leech, Pete Cummins & Band and special guests on the night.
Niall Byrne is the founder of the most-influential Irish music site Nialler9, where he has been writing about music since 2005 . He is the cohost of the Nialler9 Podcast and has written for the Irish Times, Irish Independent, Cara Magazine, Sunday Times, Totally Dublin, Red Bull and more. Niall is a DJ, founder of Lumo Club, event curator and producer of gigs, parties & events.