Christy Dignam turned down playing with U2 on Friday to headline a charity gig for three sick boys 4 years ago

Christy Dignam turned down playing with U2 on Friday to headline a charity gig for three sick boys

This is a great story and shows the Aslan frontman is one of the good guys...

You may have seen the footage of U2 playing Angel of Harlem for Christy Dignam of Aslan at the sold out 3 Arena last night.

Well it seems that U2 had invited the Aslan frontman along with guitarist Joe Jewell to perform with them on stage Friday night, but Christy and Joe had to decline, as they wanted to make good on their promise to play a charity event for three young boys.

Brandon, Kallum and Keane Barrett suffer from a rare disorder called Ehler Danlos Syndrome (EDS), and they can't receive treatment in Ireland which necessitates in self-funded trips to the UK and Belgium for treatment.

Christy and Joe performed along with the band The Reflex, at their fundraiser on Friday night in the Radisson Blu Hotel, turning down the chance of going on stage with U2, in order to help the Barrett's raise money.

The Barrett's were over the moon that Christy fulfilled his promise to play at their fundraiser and they wanted to share this story so people know what a good guy Christy is.

Clip via Jerry McCarthy.

Kallum has to undergo two major surgeries in the coming weeks so all here in JOE Towers wish him well, and if you want to know more about these three brave boys, you can find them on Facebook here.

Cheers to Mary T. Coughlan Barrett for sending this our way. If you have something you would like to share with us, send it to editorial@JOE.ie or find us on Facebook or Twitter.