Irish Hospice Foundation Thanks Gavin Friday

All four members of U2 attended a special dinner to honor Gavin Friday last Friday at Dublin’s Shelbourne Hotel. The Irish Hospice Foundation arranged the event to recognize and thank Friday, who was the driving and creative force behind the Peter and the Wolf project.

Update 23/3: Several of the evening’s guests performed live, including Bono who sang Sinatra’s ‘You make me feel so young’ to his friend. But it was The Edge who apparently stole the show, playing wild and wondrous bass on the Virgin Prunes’ classic ‘Art Fuck’. Brother Dik assisted on guitar, while Gavin and Guggi took care of vocals.

The Tooth Larry

Larry Mullen and Anne Acheson were among the guests who attended the Tooth Fairy Ball at the Kilmainham Royal Hospital last Friday. The charity event, which was organized in part by Bono’s wife Ali Hewson, raised Euro 200,000 to build a dental clinic in Africa. Ali attended the event without her husband, who presumably was working in the studio (see The Part-Time Musician).