As the weather turns to summer, Irish musician, songwriter and singer, Kaitlin, has decided to launch a new festival in her hometown of Kilkenny.
With her band, The Tijuana Trio, she is hoping to raise funds for the charity Tijuana AIDS Relief Fund (TIJR).
“I think that we are going to be really good ambassadors for HIV/AIDS, and we will be able to make a difference in people’s lives,” Kaitlyn told The Irish Independent.
“It is just so exciting and I am really excited to start.”
TIJR is an organisation dedicated to providing HIV-positive people with support and education.
Kaitly and her band are hoping to make an impact in the area, helping to raise awareness and money for the organisation.
“I am really interested in promoting TIJr and bringing people together, but also I am also really excited about what the future holds for the music and the arts,” she said.
It’s really going to bring people together. “
The whole idea behind the festival is to give people a sense of community and get people involved.
“If we can raise awareness about TIJ and bring people around, that’s the goal.” “
There are a lot of great people involved with TIJ, it’s just that some of them have not been able to share that with others.”
“If we can raise awareness about TIJ and bring people around, that’s the goal.”
The festival will take place in Kilkennys town hall, with the band performing on Saturday, June 15th and Sunday, June 16th.
“We will be doing everything that we can to bring a sense and excitement about Tijr to the whole community,” Kailin said.
The festival is open to anyone who is HIV-negative, but will be closed to people who have had a positive test.
Kailins family have a background in music, so she said they were hoping to use this opportunity to bring her to the forefront of the community.
“That will be one of the things that we will really do is to use the opportunity to educate people and encourage them to get tested, to talk about HIV, to get their test done, to educate other people,” she explained.
“This is something that we really want to bring out.
I love my family and my friends and my neighbours, so I am just so excited that I can be able, hopefully, to make some really good music with my friends.” “
As far as my music goes, I feel that it’s about my life.
I love my family and my friends and my neighbours, so I am just so excited that I can be able, hopefully, to make some really good music with my friends.”
Tijuana HIV/Aids Relief Fund was founded in 1996, and is funded by the State Department.
The organisation is also involved in promoting education and HIV prevention through music and art.
“Our work is really to educate and empower people,” Kaleyn said.