DJ with learning disability to perform at Learning Disability Pride Day
March 15, 2017
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A DJ from Carrickfergus with a learning disability is set to perform in front of a crowd of thousands at Northern Ireland’s first Learning Disability Pride Day.
Joe Hoey, 55, will perform on May 27th in the event following a march led by people with learning disabilities, their carers and support charities.
Joe works on the Kilcreggan Urban Farm and says he hopes to inspire others with learning disabilities.
He told the Belfast Telegraph: “I like to play a mixture of country music, as well as music from the 1970s, 80s and 90s and dance music…I like to see people having a good time and dancing, and I like to create a good atmosphere.
“DJing boosts my confidence and helps me meet other people.”
Joe used to attend the Radio One roadshow in his hometown which inspired him to get on to the big stage.