World famous musical icons Shane McGowan and Sinead O'Connor have been added to an impressive line up for The Academy hosted fundraiser for Barretstown House, an activity centre for children with cancer and other life threatening illnesses. The centre, which includes activities such as horse riding, painting, singing acting and creative writing was set up by the late Paul Newman as part of his Hole In The Wall initiative.

Shane and Sinead will join Fun Lovin' Criminals, Republic of Loose, The Blizzards, The Walls and Engine Alley to perform songs by their musical heroes such as Bob Dylan, David Bowie and The Rolling Stones. Sounds like a good way to do your bit for the kiddies.

The gig takes place at The Academy on Friday February 27th. Tickets cost €28 and are available soon from ticketmaster and usual outlets.