Fairytale of Dundalk concert takes place this week

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Fairytale of Dundalk concert takes place this week

The concert is a fundraiser for the North Louth Hospice

Fairytale of Dundalk is a fundraising concert in aid of North Louth Hospice which will take place on the 22nd of December, 2016 in An Táin Theatre, Dundalk Town Hall. The concert ran for the first time last year, raising well in excess of €4000 for North Louth Hospice. In combination with an album launch and sale by the Long Riders and friends, over €13000 was raised for the charity. This year's line up features wonderful local musicians Zoe Conway and John McIntyre who have recently returned from recording and touring in Germany.


The concert will also feature jazz duo Ceili Phillips and Daniel Fegan, renowned chamber choir the Clermont Chorale, and two well known local bands The Long Riders and The Sensationals. Children are at the heart of the concert, and 3 young groups will be showcasing their talents on the night: Scoil Uí Chonghaile, Cúchulainn Celtic Strings and Oriel Youth Ensemble. Fairytale of Dundalk will also feature a local drumming group, Sunshine Souls Samba, who will bring an unforgettable vibrancy and energy to this year's concert.


Many hampers full of great prizes will be raffled on the night and all prizes are sponsored by the generosity of local business owners. All performers in the concert are giving their talents and time for free, in aid of North Louth Hospice, a cause close to their hearts. Sadly, in April 2016, The Long Rider's drummer Gene Berrill passed away. The concert this year is dedicated to the memory of this humble, talented man, who performed in last year's concert.


M.C.s on the night are Conor Hughes and Ciarán Phillips, two local men well known for their charity work and infectious sense of humour!
The concert promises to be a festive, fun night with something for everybody. Tickets are €10 and available from www.antain.ie or directly from the box office in Dundalk Town Hall.


The concert takes place at 7.30pm on Thursday, 22nd of December 2016 and all proceeds go directly to North Louth Hospice.