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Christy Dignam lends support to  local stage school’s charity single 

Friday, 27th October, 2017 1:00pm
Christy Dignam lends support to  local stage school’s charity single 

Christy Dignam of Aslan pictured with Zoe Farrell, Kate Pepper, Sinead Leahy, Aoife Dunne, Zarah Gibbons and Taylor Molloy, members of Eclipse Stage School, at the rehearsals. PHOTO: PATRICK O’LEARY

Christy Dignam lends support to  local stage school’s charity single 

Christy Dignam of Aslan pictured with Zoe Farrell, Kate Pepper, Sinead Leahy, Aoife Dunne, Zarah Gibbons and Taylor Molloy, members of Eclipse Stage School, at the rehearsals. PHOTO: PATRICK O’LEARY

A NORTHSIDE stage school has released a charity single to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society.

Eighty children and teens from Eclipse Stage School, Kilbarrack, were involved in the recording of 'I Lived', a song written by American hit band ‘One Republic’.  

The song focuses on living every moment of life and being able to say you have done it all. 

It marks a poignant step for the group as it not only creates another milestone, but will also help the Irish Cancer Society. 

Eclipse Stage School recently launched the single at the Aviva Stadium, performing at the annual National Conference for Cancer Survivorship 2017.

Over the past number of years they have picked up awards for Best Stage School in Ireland, Dance Group of the Year and have performed at many venues including the RDS, Croke Park and the O'Reilly Theatre, Belvedere College, where they will hold their 10th anniversary birthday show on November 3.

The ‘I Lived’ single was released for download and streaming on October 19 on all digital platforms including iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and Google Play as well as the music video on YouTube.

Christy Dignam of Aslan, who was diagnosed with an incurable blood cancer in 2013, is supporting the project. 

Christy, along with Joe Jewell, Aslan’s lead guitarist, dropped into rehearsals last week to give the Eclipse students (age four to 19) advice and mentored them on their road to releasing their debut single.

The project is the brainchild of creative director and choreographer, Kenneth Giles (27), from Kilbarrack. 

Kenneth decided to dedicate a special project to helping others in need to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the award-winning stage school he owns. 

A rare form of skin cancer developed under Kenneth's eye twice in the space of one year which doctors said is usually only seen in people of age 50+. 

Kenneth said he never realised the damage normal every day sun can do over time. 

"I've had some sunburn when on holidays which definitely added to the damage but I never realised sun without protection, repeatedly on your skin can cause so much damage,” he told Northside People.  

“We hope that people support the charity single and our efforts to raise awareness of cancer among every generation, from kids to the elderly. No one is immune from cancer.”

Eclipse Stage School  was set up in 2007 to provide training for children and teenagers throughout North Dublin. Since its establishment, the school has sought to increase the confidence of those who take part by allowing participants to maximise their dance skills before they perform on stage.

For more information on the school, or to purchase  tickets for the anniversary show on Novmeber 3, contact Kenneth at 087-6132573 or email kennethgiles@hotmail.com or visit

www.facebook.com/EclipseStageSchool

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