Top Talent For Concert In Aid Of Tralee Branch Of Irish Red Cross

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Seamus Ó Flathartha, Danny O’Mahony, Matt Keane and the Killorglin Men’s Social Club Choir will perform at the concert.

A HOST of talent from Kerry and further afield will perform at the Irish Red Cross Christmas concert in St John’s Church in Ashe Street, this Friday.

The concert is part of the Tralee branch’s 80th anniversary celebration and is the first of a number of fundraisers for the branch.

The branch in Tralee is currently providing personal to over 150 events per year in Kerry and the Munster region.

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It’s been another bumper year for the branch as they upgraded its fleet to now having two Mercedes Sprinter ambulance and a land cruiser which is so vital for the numerous weather alerts that see the branch been put on active standby in these situations.

The Killorglin Men’s social club choir, Lloyd Fitzgibbon and Aireanach will kick of the show at 7.30pm.

There will be tea and coffee and light refreshments served in Teach on Solais at the interval, then at 9pm Danny O’Mahony and Seamus Ó Flatharta, world dancing champion who is also an extremely talented harpist, flute player and  singer will take to stage and will also be joined by Galway singer Matt Keane.  To conclude the concert, there will be a grand finale featuring all artists.

This weekend kicks off a bumper few weeks for the Red Cross in Tralee who are also nominated for the Volunteer Ireland, group of the year award and this ceremony will take place on Friday December 6th in Dublin.

Collectively as a group they have volunteered over 4,300 hours in 2019. They will also be having a monster Christmas raffle on December 22 for a hamper worth €1,000.

Indeed this day will be extremely busy for all members as they will be visiting the children’s ward in University Hospital Kerry and the community nursing home unit in the morning, the afternoon will see them host the annual Christmas tea party in the Grand Hotel from 2pm to 6pm with the monster hamper draw due to take place at 7pm.

For bookings for all their events please contact Lynda on 087 708 8395 or Majella on 087 927 6504. Tickets for the concert this Friday are €10. Limited number on the door so please book yours now. Door open at 7pm.

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