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Trad musicians asked to tune up and get ready to ‘Trad for Trocaire’

Traditional Irish musicians are encouraged to tune up their instruments this week as ‘Trad for Trócaire’ kicks off on Thursday, 23rd September and runs until Wednesday, 29thSeptember. Trad for Trócaire, a week-long celebration of traditional Irish music run by Trócaire and Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, is seeking musicians, venues and music fans to raise the roof while raising money for Trócaire, by organising or supporting a local seisiún.

Local musicians around the country will be holding a sessions in various local pubs and other venues throughout the week.

Launching Trad for Trócaire week Justin Kilcullen, Director of Trócaire said: “This week Trad for Trócaire will capture the unique spirit of the Irish; our passion for music and our strong history of standing up against injustice and poverty overseas. There’ll be ceol, craic and song throughout the country filling pubs and homes to the rafters. To find out where your nearest session is on and support talented local musicians visit contact your local Comhaltas branch. And for interested musicians, there’s still plenty of time to get involved.”

Money raised through Trad for Trócaire will support the overseas aid organisation’s worldwide work to help poor and vulnerable communities overcome poverty.

“We hope that Galway people will join us this week in the biggest session Ireland has seen and help us spread Ireland’s unique goodwill across the country and the world,” said Mr Kilcullen.

Trad for Trócaire takes place from Thursday, 23rd September until Wednesday, 29th September. To find out about how to get involved in Trad for Trócaire and where your nearest session will take place visit, call Trócaire on 1850 408 408 or contact your local Comhaltas branch.

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