Updated: Jun 7, 2022
Limerick folk singer-songwriter Emma Langford is set to donate all the profits from online sales of her EP to homeless services around the city.
This is in direct response to the death of a young homeless woman, Louise ‘BuBu’ Casey whose body was found near the basement of a derelict building in the city.
“I’ve always really felt for our homeless. I’ve tried to give what I can, when I can, but this year I was especially struck by the death in November of Louise Casey – I didn’t know her, but I so easily could have. She wasn’t too different in age to me; I could have been in school with her or worked with her. It felt close to home. It’s never far from my mind – at Christmas time in particular when we’re all running around having the craic and buying presents – that men, women and kids have to sleep rough, in doorways and bus stops, in the freezing cold.” expresses Emma.
Emma continued to say how: “We’re in a crisis that the government should be addressing, but they’re not, and honestly it’s starting to feel like they just don’t care about people – actual real people – anymore. So we as people of Limerick and of Ireland have to be kind to each other when we get the chance.”
Emma released her EP in June of this year and has since played sold-out shows in Limerick with her EP receiving widespread acclaim.
On the EP, Clint Fitzgerald plays piano, percussion, lapsteel and guitars, Karl Nesbitt playes bodhrán, bouzouki, and flute, and Peter Hanagan plays the double bass.