Counter Attack Concert

Sunday 20th August 2023
Location: The Square The Square Inistioge
A free outdoor concert in association with Counter Attack, a campaign set up to raise awareness of heart disease and attack through music and song. Hosted by campaign founder Frankie Lane and the renowned fiddler Paul Kelly, the concert will feature very special musical guests.


Counter Attack is dedicated to the memory of musician Dave Donohoe and the many others who were taken from us much too soon. Counter Attack is a campaign set up to raise awareness of heart disease through music and song. Featuring some of Ireland’s finest musicians and performers, Counter Attack aims to inspire greater consciousness, conversation and action nationwide.

We aim to raise awareness, spark conversation and instigate action through the universal language of music and invited some of Ireland’s finest musicians to take part in the campaign, including: Brian Kennedy, Eleanor McEvoy, John Spillane, Iarla O Lionáird, Mairead Ní Mhaonaigh, Clare Sands, Susan O’Neill, Fiachna Ó Braonáin, Sharon Shannon and many more.

These musical contributions are accompanied by short informative videos from medical experts, who are passionate about prevention of unnecessary cardiac deaths.

According to the most up-to-date figures, over 4,000 people died in Ireland in 2020 due to coronary heart disease and heart attack*. Up to a staggering 80% of these were preventable. Timely recognition of cardiac symptoms is crucial to saving lives, but so often go unnoticed or ignored. We aim to encourage people to find out for themselves if they are at increased risk of a heart attack and motivate them to take action where possible.

The Counter Attack campaign was launched online on Valentine’s Day, 14th February 2022. You can find a library of videos on Youtube, Facebook and Twitter.
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