Musicians across Donegal are getting ready for Trad for Trócaire week, which takes place from Friday 25th September to Friday 2nd October.
There’s still time to organise an event, details of who to contact below.
Trócaire has reported an outpouring of concern from trad musicians for Syrian refugees and is asking people to support their local Trad for Trócaire ‘seisiún’ to aid people living through poverty and conflict.
“This year, we have had an overwhelming response from trad musicians and members of Comhaltas, who are concerned about the suffering of refugees that they are seeing on their TV screens,” said Katie Bolger, Trócaire’s Community Fundraising Officer.
“This crisis has moved people to reach out to their communities and to see what they can do to help people in the world, who are struggling through war and poverty. Some musicians are holding two sessions this year, one to support Trad for Trócaire, which funds Trócaire’s long-term overseas development projects and a second to fundraise for our work with refugees from Syria and Iraq.”
To organise a session in Donegal or find out when local sessions are taking place, log onto www.trocaire.org/trad or call Katie Bolger, Community Fundraising Officer in Trócaire, on 01 6293333.
Trad for Trócaire, runs 25th September to 2nd October.