CATB have continued the Celtic tradition with their
charity work. Here is some of
our recent charity nights and
In no particular
order or year......
Dec 2015: CATB
played in Viewpark to help a
family of 7 who lost their
father young. Sad time of the
year and the bhoys in Viewpark
have been good so we gladly
helped the family out. Good turn
out and very local so only a
couple of hours of our time was
Dec 2015: Last
gig of the year in Rutherglen -
Cancer charity night. None of
the above was mentioned on our
The band auctioned (1 of
only 2 made) 20th Anniversary banners in 2010
through ebay/oxfam for the Haiti Earthquake
Disaster. Paul Morrison of Condorrat, Cumbernauld
won with a top bid of £255. Paul is now the only
person outside the band to have this banner, the
other one will always remain with CATB.
Also in 2010 the band done lots
of charity nights, Feb with
John Hartson and Neil Lennon in Glasgow. Two nights in Barrhead
and a few in Ireland.
2009 - In September 2009 the band wrote
a song on behalf of friends and family of the late
Kevin McDaid who was killed in Coleraine. The song
was placed on IndieStore as a download which saw
CATB shoot to number 1 in the IndieStore charts. All
proceeds were donated to the family.
In Jun & Dec 2008 and Jun & Dec
2009 CATB helped raise well over £1000 with the Barrhead Knights of St Columba Club in Glasgow for
the TB Trust with Jonathan Burns present at a few of
these night. The band have done a few gigs at the same
venue for other charities. We also helped raise money
for this cause (Tommy Burns Skin Cancer Trust) in Manchester Dec 2009. In September
2008 CATB were the first
ever to donate to the "Tommy Burns Skin Cancer
Trust" after our charity Barrowlands concert in
memory of Celtic Football Club legend, Tommy Burns.
A special thanks to all our fans who came along to
help out. Again Scottish newspapers couldn't
congratulate charity work by CATB. In June 2009 in
Barrhead, Glasgow CATB handed over the 5 figure
cheque from the Barrowlands night to Jonathan Burns
with Billy McNeill present.
In November 2008 and
September 2009 in St.Monan's, Fife we helped the CSC
raise funds for the local wheelchair appeal along
with Tommy Gemmell(2008) and Bertie Auld (2009).
Elgin 2008 we helped to raise money for Leukaemia
with the all the local Moray area CSCs.
With a few
10ks and a sky dive, all in all in 2008 CATB donated
around £17000 to charity.
The band also helped some
Celtic Supporters Clubs raise money for good causes,
and also helped some CSCs stay afloat that had been
loyal to the band by donating our time and donating
gig for them.
In New York in 2007 the band also
helped the New York Bhoys raise $5000 whilst over
playing for various NYCSCs which was donated to the
Glasgow Cancer Hospice.
Never mentioned by us (until now)
or by Celtic FC we were honoured back in 2004 to
head over to Sligo and help raise money for the
Brother Walfrid Statue. We also helped the
James Connolly Johnstone CSC with gigs in Bothwell for the Jinky statue
In 2011 we played for the Orkney Bhoys which
helped raise £250 for their local charity, that same
night we raised £112 for the Glasgow Cancer Hospice.
A wee mention
roadie Mick. He put his vocals
to our version of Grace which
helped him raise over £3000 for the Glasgow Cancer
Hospice & Breast Cancer UK, Mick done lots of other
nights on his own in memory of his late wife Marie,
thanks to everyone who also helped him.
In 2001 with
The Brazen Head a night was
arranged with a selected
audience for Bobby Murdoch.
Bobby was the first Lisbon Lion
to sdaly pass away. The night
with guests including Billy
McNeill and Tony Roper to name a
couple raised £12,000. An
unbelievable and memorable
In 2013 the
band have helped The Kevin Barry
RFB raise funds for their trip
to New York by doing a gig in
Eastenders Bar for them. Also
done a night in The Celtic Club,
Parkhead to help Bairds Bar who
were forced to close for a
period of time.
In 2011 we
done a couple of gigs for our
very good friend Belfast Joe
(Joe O'Neill) who was tragically
killed outside a taxi rank in
Belfast on his way home from
work. We held these nights for
his family in his hometown of
Port Glasgow and then in the PD
Club Andytown, Belfast. He will
be very sadly missed.
Most of this has been documented and recorded on
video including interviews with Lisbon Lions, ex
players and charities speaking
about each event. This will in
time be released for all to see. ONE