TWO OF Galway’s best-loved DJs, Ferg and Foz, join forces for a special night of indie, rock, and dance classics in The Loft, Bridge Street, this Saturday from 10pm, to raise funds for the Galway Hospice.
This night is aimed at older clubbers, who recall when the likes of The Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, The Cure, The National, and Nirvana ruled the dance floors. The suggested donation is €10.
Ferg (Fergus McSweeney ) is a designer by day, but has been a DJ for more than 20 years. One of the current residents at Halo, he has also played Electric Picnic, Sea Sessions, and Indiependence. Foz (Paul Concannon ) ran a number of club nights in the 1990s and his occasional ‘Panic’ nights still fill the floor at the Blue Note.
The gig is being organised in conjunction with the Tierney family of Maunsells Road, who lost both their father and his brother within six weeks of each other earlier this year.
“The care and attention both our father, Micheal, and our Uncle Paddy Tierney, in Ballymacward, received from the community palliative care team from Galway Hospice was unbelievable,” says Ciaran Tierney. “We never actually realised what amazing end of life care Galway Hospice provide to families in their own homes until we saw it first hand. They provided care, with dignity and compassion, to both my father and my uncle just when they needed it most. They gave them so much peace while allowing them to stay in the homes they loved.”