Musicians tuning up for Trad for Trócaire

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Musicians from across the country are preparing to take part in “Trad for Trócaire”, an annual fundraising and music week.

Musicians from across the country are preparing to take part in “Trad for Trócaire”, an annual fundraising and music week.

Now in its fourth year, Trad for Trócaire has seen over 1,000 sessions take place, raising money for charity while also celebrating a huge part of our culture. Last year alone saw more than 400 sessions organised nationwide, including one in County Longford, organised by the John Dungan branch of Comhaltas.

“We had it in McElvaney’s” explains Helen O’Reilly, one of the organisers of the event. “It was fabulous, we’d a great night last year”.

This year, the group have organised another session for Saturday, September 14, this time in Creegan’s of Bunlahy starting at approximately 9pm. There will be a raffle on the night, and spot prizes, as well as music by members of the John Dungan and Joe Callaghan branches of Comhaltas. All are welcome to take part, Helen says, adding; “Anyone that can play music or sing or dance or do anything can join in!” “We’re all looking forward to it”, Helen concludes.

To get involved with Trad for Trócaire and order a fundraising pack, or to support the Longford gig or any number of gigs going on throughout the country, visit trocaire.org/trad or call Fiona Campbell in Trócaire on 00353 1 5053213.