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Nile St James to host Folkin Soul in aid of ADAPT House

Nile St James to host Folkin Soul in aid of ADAPT House

Limerick City events company Eventures and soul artist Nile St. James team up on December 16th to present a night of original music Folkin Soul in aid of ADAPT House at The Stormy Teacup.

Saturday night will see local and national singer/songwriters join together for a night of music in the ambient settings of The Stormy Teacup with all proceeds going towards Limerick ADAPT house services.

Based in Rosbrien, ADAPT is a support service for women survivors of domestic abuse and their children. ADAPT provides services including emergency refuge accommodation; 24-hour helpline support; outreach services; and services for children including play therapy.


ADAPT runs the largest refuge in the country providing emergency accommodation for women and children who have to leave their homes because of domestic abuse.

Last year, ADAPT supported 824 women and 248 children from 28 different countries, including providing refuge accommodation to 112 women and 182 children.

“Everyone deserves a safe home at Christmas. But women and children forced to leave their homes due to domestic abuse will spend this Christmas in emergency accommodation,” said a spokesperson for ADAPT Domestic Abuse Services.

“Many individuals will be spending Christmas in safe homes due to domestic abuse. I went about curating this evening to raise awareness of this fact and to join together music creatives and raise much needed funds.” said Nile St. James.

Proceeds from the night will go towards refuge supplies, therapy sessions, freephone helplines and transport for refuge-seekers.

With the line-up already including acts such as Weenz, Sinéad Toomey, SOMM, Toucan, Dora Gola, Durt, Jen Ronan, Dylan Flynn, Green Tea as well a many more to be announced, the night promises to be filled with folk, soul, spoken word and endless entertainment.

For more information on ADAPT’s services, see ADAPT’s 24/7 Helpline is available on 1800-200504.

Doors to Folkin Soul open at 8:00 pm on Saturday 16 December. Tickets are €10 and are available on the door.

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