Supporting Western Care - The Reserve Band ( Come Home for the Gathering )

Not strictly trad but supporting a good cause.  THE RESERVE is a seven-piece Castlebar based band with a focus on original material combined with some strong classics.  Born out of the well-known band The Reserved Moments, to date they have released a single,It’s Crazy/Tough on You (2010) and an album Distracted (2012). Three members of the band, David Tuomey, Kelvin Frain and Chris Power, write the band’s material and have also been involved in some very successful fundraising projects that have helped fund the setting up of a school in Ghana and supported Alzheimer’s in the West of Ireland.

David and Kelvin work for Western Care Association ( and decided to follow up on these fundraising projects with a charity single to raise funds for Home-sharing, a very important service within Western Care.  This being the year of The Gathering, David and Kelvin felt it to be the most relevant theme to appeal to people at home and abroad.  The single Come Home for the Gatheringwas composed and recorded with involvement of some local musicians who wished to be associated with this worthy cause.  

All monies gained from this will go to Western Care to fund Home-share projects. Home-share is where a child, teenager or an adult can have a weekend break, holiday break, weekly overnights or more long term living options, to live with a family, get to know the community and build up new friends and opportunities. Western Care has in excess of forty five people looking for these types of options all around Mayo and, in order to make this happen, the Association needs to fund raise. This song is a novel and warm way of embracing this life changing opportunity for those in county. Mayo who are looking for such a change.

Come Home for the Gathering was launched in McCarthy’s Bar, Castlebar on Friday, May 24th.  It is hoped that it will become THE song for The Gathering and it will be promoted extensively locally, nationally and internationally.  It will be available on CD from this coming weekend from local outlets, can also be purchased online and will be available to download from iTunes from early June.
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