Singer, songwriter and pianist Cahal Dunne will perform a concert to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association on Friday, Oct. 18. His concert begins at 7 p.m. at Elim Gospel Church, 1679 Dalton Road, Lima.
A native of County Cork, Dunne has won numerous awards for his works, including Ireland’s National Song Contest and the Castlebar Song Contest. Known as “Ireland’s Happy Man,” Dunne has appeared on Late Night with David Letterman, Entertainment Tonight and PBS. He has often performed at The Shops on West Ridge in Greece at Christmas time and is known for “The Menopause Song,” a parody set to the tune of “Here Comes Santa Claus.”
Dunne has a personal connection to Alzheimer’s disease. His mother died from dementia a few years ago, and after her funeral, he wrote a song titled “This Long Good-Bye.” He will perform the song during his Oct. 18 show in Lima. The song resonates with many of his listeners who have a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, he says.
General admission tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased online at cahaldunne.eventbrite.com or by phone at (585) 760-5404. Proceeds from the show will benefit the care, support and research activities of the Alzheimer’s Association. Learn more about Dunne and his music on his website, cahaldunne.com.