It Was Twenty Years Ago Today…

Well actually, it was back in 1998 when guitar teacher Josephine Reynolds — based in Ashbourne, Co. Meath, but born in Italy — founded Salt & Pepper to give her students a chance to experience what it was like to perform on stage…and to raise a little money for charity too.

concert photo

Our first concert, a Beatles tribute, was held in Ashbourne on the 26th April 1998. Since then, the band has grown in numbers and over the years, more than a hundred young people have performed on stage as Peppers. Some have gone on to pursue careers in music. Some have remained with the band and continue to play in our regular fundraising concerts. Some have been with us from the very start (and have no intention of leaving).

Along the way, we’ve undertaken a musical journey from The Beatles to The Rolling Stones, from Springsteen to soul, raising an estimated €100,000 for a variety of good causes including the Irish Cancer Society, the Irish Hospice Foundation and the Cystic Fibrosis Association of Ireland.

Site Update
Sunday May 1, 2011

We’re in the middle of moving our website to a new hosting plan, so you may find a lot of broken links and other things not quite working over the next 24 hours as we wait for things to transfer over.

Thanks for your patience.

Since 1998, Salt & Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band has been proud to support the following charities and organisations: So far, we have raised over €100,000 for these causes through the kind generosity of those who continue to support us by giving up their time and talent.