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Ally Dickaty (The Virginmarys) launches “People Help the People Tour” starting tomorrow

This Sunday, December 4th sees Ally Dickaty (The Virginmarys) embark on a series of acoustic sets around the UK plus one date in Dublin, Ireland. But this is no ordinary tour. Following a successful foodbank event in his home town earlier this year, Ally put out a call to his fans via The Virginmarys’ Facebook page.

ally-dickaty-the-virginmarys-people-help-the-people-tour-dec-2016He asked people to reach out if they were able to organise an event where Ally would come and play for the entry fee of a bag of shopping for local foodbanks. And reach out they did!

This band are known for their punk rock attitude to writing and performing. There is a constant theme of social issues running throughout their music, which draws a strongly connected fanbase. True to his word, Ally doesn’t just write and sing about whats wrong with this world, he gets out there and does something about it. As expected, the fans rally round. Seven tour dates are almost immediately confirmed. Speaking on Facebook, Ally is overwhelmed by the response:

Absolutely blown away by the amount of support and goodwill received since posting my message, seven dates confirmed in four days!

These stripped back events are going to be incredibly special and hope to raise awareness and donations to local foodbanks and homeless charities. I’ve been inspired to host my own event and hope to make it a huge success. Dates and links below.

Photo with kind permission from Phil Heathcote Photography

The Virginmarys: official | facebook | twitter | youtube


Some gigs are walk up, but some need prior ticket via email, so please check individual events.

About The Author


A regular gig-goer and vinyl lover! I’m a very amateur photographer, so combine my love of this and music as much as possible. Huge supporter of the local music scene and up and coming bands. Emergency Nurse and Mother in my spare time!

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December 3, 2016 8:19 PM

[…] You can catch Ally Dickaty on tour with his solo acoustic show this month, raising awareness of foodbanks. See my blog post for details: https://realrockandroll.wordpress.com/2016/11/22/people-help-the-people-ally-dickaty-the-virginmarys/, and check out Moshville Times for more information: https://www.moshville.co.uk/news/tours/2016/12/ally-dickaty-the-virginmarys-people-help-the-people-to… […]

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