“Souvenirs: Celebrating the Life and Songs of John Prine with Family and Friends,” a special livestream tribute, will broadcast from Galway’s The Mick Lally Theatre on Oct. 4 at 1:30 p.m. CT via the theatre’s website. Tickets for the event, which will also be available for on-demand viewing Oct. 7-10, are on-sale now.
As the first public celebration of Prine’s legendary life and career, the event will feature performances from several of Prine’s close friends and supporters, including Mary Black, Paul Brady, Pat Crowley, Mette Jensen, Ruth McGill, Tanya McCole, Chris Meehan, Paul Mulligan, Little John Nee, Declan O’Rourke, Brian Palm, Bill Shanley, Sharon Shannon, Mary Staunton, Mary Stokes and Ciaran Tourish as well as Prine’s youngest son, Tommy Prine.
In addition to the performances, the broadcast will include conversations between each performer and the evening’s MC, John Creedon.
“John recognized that in Ireland people loved and accepted him outside of his life as a celebrated artist. His Irish passport was one of his most prized possessions,” shares John’s wife Fiona Whelan Prine. “We are delighted to be able to remember him with his family and musician friends from Ireland, with this very special tribute event from Galway.”
Proceeds from the event will benefit two local Irish organizations: Doras, an independent non-profit working to promote and protect the rights of people from migrant and refugee backgrounds in Ireland, and The Druid Theatre Company, Ireland’s leading touring theatre company.