Societies sing their hearts out for charity at DCeUrovision

Aoibhín Bryant 

DCU Eurovision society’s DCeUrovision event raised €272 in aid of the Musical Youth Foundation (MYF) on March 19th.

The event involved candidates from different DCU societies vocally battling it out on stage at the Venue in the U.

All proceeds went to the charity, MYF, which aims to provide musical education to all children throughout the island of Ireland. The charity was founded in 2009 as part of the Dublin City Soul Festival project.

“The Musical Youth Foundation is delighted to have been chosen by the DCU Eurovision Society as the beneficiary of their recent fundraising event,” said founder and CEO of the charity Chris Maher. “The MYF is working to provide life-changing music education programmes to children that otherwise wouldn’t get the opportunity to benefit from all that music education delivers in and out of the classroom.”

Chair of DCU Eurovision society Alex Rice was delighted with how the event played out.

“I have to say we are extremely happy with the event! We have been working very hard to organise it due to it being our first large scale event and to say the least we have been blown away by people’s generosity in regards to both donations and time (especially the societies that took part). We look forward to growing this event and as a society in the future.”

The event was originally run by the Music Society but it had not been put on in recent years. Following the success of this year’s show, DCU Eurovision Society hopes to revive it as an annual event during the academic calendar.

There was a variety of acts which were not only limited to singing but lip syncing as well as a trad performance. Members of the audience were encouraged to go up on stage and belt a favourite tune of theirs, as the night drew to a close.

Many DCU societies participated in the event. DCU Rag performed a lipsync of ABBA’s Eurovision hit ‘Waterloo’. DCU Sober Soc put on a half-drag show, singing both Bradley Cooper’s and Lady GaGa’s parts of “Shallow” from Academy Award-winning, A Star Is Born. Chair of Film Soc Neil Reilly rapped the Dundalk classic, T.P.M’s “All The Boys on the Dole”.

A raffle was also held where ticket holders were in the chance of winning an assortment of prices, such as a €250 guitar and a Baileys hamper worth €70.

 

Aoibhín Bryant 

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