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Wednesday 18 October 2017

More performers added to Concert for Nepal line-up

Ger Colfer, Catherine Jordan, Joan Etchingham and Fr Jim Fegan with a poster heralding the concert in aid of Nepal.
Ger Colfer, Catherine Jordan, Joan Etchingham and Fr Jim Fegan with a poster heralding the concert in aid of Nepal.

WEXFORD'S singing Mayor George Lawlor and town crooner Tony Carty have been added to the bill for the fund raising 'Concert for Nepal' which is due to take place at the National Opera House in Wexford at 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 28.

The concert, in aid of Nepal earthquake survivors, has been organised by eight Wexford trekkers who were in Kathmandhu when the huge quake struck last month and fulfills a commitment by the Wexford party to do all they could to help the people of Nepal in the wake of the disaster.

The concert line-up is The Celtic Tenors, Eleanor McEvoy, Aileen Donohue, George Lawlor and Tony Carty, although more performers are likely to be added to the bill.

'We would like to appeal to as many people as possible to come to the concert or donate to the appeal,' said Catherine Jordan, from Westgate Design, in Wexford, one of the local people caught up in the earthquake which killed more than 6,000 people and left hundreds of thousands homeless.

Since returning from Nepal, the Wexford trekkers have raised €10,000 for Trocaire, including €5,000 from an anonymous donor.

Bishop Denis Brennan has added his voice to urge a large attendance at the concert. All proceeds from the concert or from donations will go directly to Trocaire's teams on the ground in Nepal. Tickets priced at €40/€35/€25 are available at the Opera House. Call (053) 912 2144. Meanwhile anyone who wants to donate can do so at AIB under the name 'Wexford Nepal Appeal', Sort Code:​93-33-41, Account:​42596015

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