Fantastic Line-Up Of Ballad Bands And Singers To Help Two Great Causes

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Launching the Ballad and Folk Night fundraising concert at The Ashe Hotel were, front from left; musicians Mick Kerins, Pamela O’Connor, Peter Tigge, Dave Buckley, Joe O’Connor and Willie Kelly. Back from left; Mairead O’Carroll (Tralee Community Responders), Mary Fitzgerald (Comfort For Chemo Kerry), Audrey Moran, Jimmy Murphy (TCR), Julie O’Sullivan (TCR), Dan Quirke (TCR), Eileen Whelan, Abbie O’Sullivan (TCR), Padraig Hanrahan (The Ashe Hotel), Camelia Draghici (TCR) and Mary Lynch. Photo by Dermot Crean

A LINE-UP consisting of the best of local ballad/ folk musicians and singers will entertain at a special fundraising concert this December at The Ashe Hotel.

It’s a who’s who of the local scene appearing with Spailpín, Flight of Earls, Ronnie Ryan, Sligo & Shenanigans, Joe & Pam, Dreams of Freedom, Declan McTaggart, Rising Tide and a host of more acts taking the stage on Friday, December 6.

They’re all coming together on ‘A Ballad And Folk Night’ to raise funds for Tralee Community Responders and Comfort for Chemo Kerry.

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Julie O’Sullivan, fundraiser of Tralee Community Responders said that “any proceeds received will ensure that the important service which enhances the National Ambulance Service can continue. We are totally self-fundedand rely on fundraising events such as this to keep the show on the road.”

Mary Fitzgerald of Comfort For Chemo Kerry expressed her gratitude to the musicians who will give their time on the night to help raise funds for the charity.

Launching the Ballad and Folk Night fundraising concert at The Ashe Hotel were, front from left; Peter Tigge, Pamela O’Connor and Dave Buckley. Back from left; Julie O’Sullivan (Tralee Community Responders), Mary Lynch, Padraig Hanrahan (The Ashe Hotel), Mary Fitzgerald (Comfort For Chemo Kerry) and Jimmy Murphy (Tralee Community Responders). Photo by Dermot Crean

The main target of Comfort For Chemo Kerry is to develop a Centre of Excellence that would provide care for the cancer patients of Kerry and their families. It is hoped this will take the form of a separate purpose-built unit on the grounds of UHK.

It’s a one-off night not to be missed, so to buy your tickets, call into Paco on The Mall or call Mary on 087-1332179. Tickets also available on the door…if they’re not sold out!

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