Mullingar 80s and 90s to be resurrected for charity at ‘Upstairs goes Retro’

Marie Forde, who will be participating in the Camino de Santiago walk in northern Spain in the autumn to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society.

Marie Forde, who will be participating in the Camino de Santiago walk in northern Spain in the autumn to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society.

A Mullingar nurse is hoping to fundraise in a nostalgic fashion next Friday August 16, when musician and DJ Declan O’Farrell turns back the clock at least 25 years at ‘Upstairs goes Retro’.

Marie Forde from Clonlost is hoping to complete the final 120 kms of the Santiago di Compostella pilgrimage in October in aid of the Irish Cancer Society, and needs to raise a minimum of €3,200 to take part.

After reminiscing with Declan prior to the first charity night in May about the good old days upstairs in Caseys during the 1980s when the versatile musician spun some very eclectic vinyl, Marie felt a re-run of this might just bring a few 80s fans back out of the woodwork.

However, this time they are going to stretch the remit to try and include the music of the Nineties and the patrons of that decade’s citadel of cool, Hughes’s Corner House.

“We want to broaden the vibe, and so we won’t restrict the playlist to 80s or earlier,” Declan explained, before adding cryptically that they hoped to have a “purple theme”.

Both Declan and Caseys are kindly offering services for free on the night.

Marie is charging just €5 admission next Friday, and additional information can be got from the Facebook page ‘Upstairs goes Retro’.

 

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