Charity CD featuring local bag piper still available to purchase


Copies of a charity CD from the Dublin Fire Brigade Pipe Band and Friends, featuring Dundalk bag piper Mark Toner, are still on sale.

The CD, called ‘Monday Nights in Marino, is in aid of Irish charity Suicide or Survive (SOS), with all proceeds going towards raising awareness of mental health issues around the country.

The CD contains 11 tunes by the Dublin Fire Brigade Pipe Band, as well as recordings by the Dublin City Council Choir, the Band of An Garda Síochána, Kelly Birmingham, the Tallaght Youth Band and the bell ringers of Christchurch Cathedral.

In addition, RTÉ’s Joe Duffy has donated a narration, which runs over a tribute tune by the Dublin Fire Brigade Pipe Band.

Originally launched in 2012, the CD was created the mark the 150th of the Dublin Fire Brigade.

Commenting on the initiative, Mark – who hails from the Quay and now lives in Oaklawns – said: “We are delighted to be able to support Suicide or Survive.

“Mental health issues are more prevalent in Irish society today than ever before and as we approach Christmas, which many people find challenging, we hope the proceeds from our CD will help with the great work being undertaken by SOS.”

The CD is on sale for €10 in store at The Music Outlet, Swords and Tower Records, Dublin and is also available to purchase online at or through the eBay store dfbshop2013. Further details are available at

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