Online gig in aid of NI food banks
The trio will perform in the first of a series of virtual concerts organised by the bank called The Notes.
Inspired by the Ulster Bank’s new £20 note design which features street performers, the gig will also support the bank’s partnership with The Trussell Trust and its network of 22 NI food banks.
Fans can watch the virtual gig - which is being recorded at Belfast’s Limelight – free of charge on December 15 at 8pm on the band’s YouTube channel.
Viewers will be invited to make a small donation to the Trussell Trust.
The 40-minute gig will see the band, which counts classic rock bands such as Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin and The Beatles as influences, play some of their own material as well as popular covers.
Siblings Mollie (21) and Mamie (17) McGinn, – alongside their lifelong friend Orlaith Forsythe (20) – formed Dea Matrona in Belfast in 2018.
They shot to prominence with a series of impressive street performances in Belfast that went viral on social media and drew praise from world-leading musicians.
Mollie says that she hopes the gig will give fans a lift in difficult times and raise awareness of the important issue of food poverty.
“It’s a great partnership and a big thanks to Ulster Bank for organising it with us,” she said.
“We’ve had to cancel some of our planned gigs due to the Covid restrictions and we’re really pleased to be able to put on this virtual gig to give fans something to look forward to.
“We’ve also been able to find out about the great work of the Trussell Trust and it’s brilliant that the gig will help raise awareness of food poverty and hopefully raise some money for a great cause.”
Further information about Dea Matrona visit https://deamatrona.co.uk/