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DROPKICK MURPHYS' CLADDAGH FUND
JOINS FORCES WITH
MY BROTHER'S KEEPER
TO RAISE MONEY FOR MASSACHUSETTS FAMILIES IN NEED

The Claddagh Fund—the charity established in 2009 by Dropkick Murphys founder Ken Casey—has joined forces with My Brother's Keeper to help raise money for this Massachusetts-based charity organization which delivers furniture and food to local families in need.

From now until January 31, 2012, the Claddagh Fund will donate $5 to My Brother's Keeper every time someone "likes" the charity on Facebook: www.facebook.com/mybrotherskeeperMA. The Claddagh Fund has pledged to donate up to $20,000.

My Brother's Keeper is a vibrant, welcoming Christian ministry in Easton, Massachusetts. Anyone living in their Southeastern Massachusetts service area is eligible to receive help, regardless of religion. My Brother's Keeper is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and all services are provided free of charge and without judgment.

"My Brother's Keeper is an incredible organization that delivers relief and frankly, joy, to thousands of families in need," says Ken Casey. "The Dropkick Murphys and our foundation, the Claddagh Fund, are thrilled to be able to help spread the word about such a great charity and proud to support their efforts financially."

The Claddagh Fund is the charitable foundation of Dropkick Murphys, founded in 2009 by Ken Casey. Honoring the attributes of the Claddagh Ring—friendship, love and loyalty—the mission of the Claddagh Fund is to raise money for the most underfunded charities that support the vulnerable populations in our communities. Funds support organizations that champion the needs of children, veterans and those struggling with alcohol and drug abuse.

The critically-acclaimed Dropkick MurphysAl Barr (lead vocals), Tim Brennan (guitars, accordion, whistle, vocals), Ken Casey (lead vocals, bass guitar), Jeff DaRosa (banjo, bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica, vocals), Matt Kelly (drums, vocals), James Lynch (guitar, vocals), and Scruffy Wallace (bagpipes)—are known for their complex distillation of classic punk rock, Celtic folk and American rock 'n' roll and have sold over 4 million copies worldwide since hitting the scene in 1996. A deluxe digital edition of the group's current Going Out In Style CD—including the Live From Fenway companion digital release recorded September 8 and 9 in front of 20,000 Dropkick Murphys fans at the band's sold out headlining dates at Boston's legendary ballpark—is available now. An expanded physical version of the deluxe CD package will be released in March 2012.


Dropkick Murphys publicity contact:
Kristine Ashton-Magnuson/ASHTON-MAGNUSON MEDIA
kristine@am-media.net, (818) 996-2496

The Claddagh Fund publicity contact
Christine McMahon
christine.mcmahon@claddaghfund.org