#WalkInMyShoes #TradTune Challenge | Check out the Tunes!

It’s not surprising to learn that studies have shown that music plays a role in positive mental health. Musician, Tommy McCarthy, proprietor of the popular trad haven, The Burren in Boston, has combined his love of music with the great cause, Walk In My Shoes which supports St Patrick’s Mental Health Foundation. A cause very close to our hearts, here at Dubhaile Media.


#TradTune Challenge

Calling on musicians all over the globe, Tommy has invited them to take up the #TradTune challenge where you play a tune, sing a song or dance a step and then nominate others to do similar. It’s all captured on video so its a chance to listen to your favorite musicians play a personal tune and most importantly , donate €2 by texting “shoes” to 57802 (in Ireland).

Where Does the #WalkInMyShoes Money Go ?

The WalkinMyShoes website explains:

“Funds raised are directed to our one-of-a-kind national support and information line. It’s available to the public and manned by mental health professionals who can listen, support and offer professional advice to anyone, anywhere in Ireland.The charity provides mental health services to vulnerable young adults who otherwise could not afford them.It also enhances existing Young Adult Services at St. Patrick’s University Hospital.”

Check Out the #TradTune Challenges so far !

We thought we would post the videos we have encountered which showcase smashing tunes, played fantastically by a host of musicians worldwide. We are going to post ten to each article so keep an eye out as we update our website with more!

And …. Don’t Forget …. the most important part is to contribute to this great cause by by texting “shoes” to 57802 (in Ireland) or donate online here. *(Texts cost €2. Network charges may vary. A minimum of €1.38 will go to the charity.  Service Provider Phonovation. Helpline 0818217100)

How it all started with Tommy McCarthy of The Burren ….

The Carty Sisters – The Superfly Reel / The Lads of Laois

Mo Ghile Mear, the Spooky Ukies

Brendan Power – The Sligo Maid

Damon Leibert – Bit of a Song !

Jimmy Keane on piano accordion (and a bucket!)

Kieran Jordan takes a Step!

Stephen Shephard on the box

We have to have the Harp in this post!

Finally Anthony McDonagh on the strings!

Tune in for More!! and DONATE !! 🙂