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A Letter From the Irish Hospice Foundation

Some excerpts from a letter written by Tim O’ Dea, Head of Fundraising for the Irish Hospice Foundation:

Dear Salt & Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band,

Everyone is entitled to a dignified, comfortable death. We believe that no one should face death or bereavement without appropriate care and support. Your very generous gift of €2000 will help us achieve this vision. Thank you so much for your support.

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Welcome to the Redesign

Hi there. Glad you could make it. Welcome to the new look www.saltandpepperband.org. We hope you like it. You might find a few blank pages or bugs here and there while we get things up and running properly; if you do, please let us know (info@saltandpepperband.org) and we’ll try our best to sort them out.

Details of forthcoming gigs and events will be posted here soon, along with videos, songs and photos. Don’t forget, you can also find us on Facebook, YouTube and Bebo.

“The Beat Goes On”: Almost €2000 Raised

Salt & Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band’s recent fundraiser “The Beat Goes On” has so far raised almost €2000 for the Irish Hospice Foundation. A HUGE thank you goes out to everyone who helped make the event such a huge success. We would particularly like to thank Donaghmore-Ashbourne GAA Club for the use of their venue, Rosie Conway for organizing so many raffle prizes, and everyone who gave up their time and talent for the Band.

Thank you, all. The Beat Goes On…

The Beat Goes On, Tomorrow Night

Tomorrow, Saturday 12th December, the Salt & Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band take to the stage in Donaghmore-Ashbourne GAA Club for a very special night of music and celebration. All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Irish Hospice Foundation. Admission is free, with all donations welcome. The show starts at 8 p.m.

The Beat Goes On

The Salt & Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band will hold their next concert in Donaghmore-Ashbourne GAA Club on December 12th 2009. Entitled “The Beat Goes On,” all proceeds from this very special night of music will be donated to the Irish Hospice Foundation. Admission to the concert is free, with a raffle being held on the night. All donations are also welcome. The band takes to the stage at 8 o’clock sharp.

The Band, The Boss and The Book

The Salt and Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band is delighted to have been included in the recently published book “Land of Hope and Dreams: Celebrating 25 Years of Bruce Springsteen in Ireland.” Written by Springsteen fans Greg Lewis and Moira Sharkey, the book paints a uniquely Irish portrait of Bruce Springsteen, and includes contributions from fans all over the world.

In 2004, the Salt and Pepper Band’s annual Christmas concert featured the music of Bruce Springsteen, and was one of our most successful and enjoyable events to date.

“Land of Hope and Dreams” can be purchased online at www.springsteeninireland.com and in selected Eason’s bookstores.

Gig Tonight!

The Salt and Pepper Band’s fundraising concert “All Together Now” takes place tonight in Cubs Nightclub, Ashbourne. Doors open at 7p.m. and all proceeds will go towards local cyclist David Finnigan, who is taking part in the Dublin – Paris Cycle 2009 in aid of the Irish Hospice Foundation. We hope to see you there!

“All Together Now” Fundraiser

The Salt & Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band will be taking to the stage once again this summer. The upcoming show is scheduled for Saturday, 6th June and will take place in Cubs Nightclub, Ashbourne. Rehearsals are already under way for the show, entitled “All Together Now.” Admission to the gig is free, but all donations will be gratefully accepted. All money raised will go towards Ashbourne cyclist David Finnigan, who is taking part in the Dublin — Paris Cycle 2009 in aid of the Irish Hospice Foundation.

More details on this gig will be posted soon.

“Baby Jesus: Born to Rock” Raises €2000

Salt & Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band is proud to announce that our Christmas fundraiser for 2008 raised €2000 for the Irish Hospice Foundation and ARC Cancer Support Centre. We would like to thank everyone who helped in making the show such a success, especially those who donated so generously on the night. Thanks also to Donaghmore-Ashbourne GAA Club for the use of their function room, to all our sponsors and to each and every musician, roadie and helper.

Christmas Show Tonight!

Salt & Pepper Lonely Hearts Club Band’s Christmas show takes place tonight in Donaghmore/Ashbourne GAA Clubhouse. The show, entitled “Baby Jesus: Born To Rock”, will feature a variety of rockin’ Christmas songs and is in aid of the Irish Hospice Foundation. Doors open at 7p.m. and admission is free, with audience members in with a chance of winning a Fender guitar in our special Christmas raffle. We hope to see you there!

Merry Christmas from all in the band.

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.
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