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Thanks for making Trad for Trócaire happen!

This year you really pulled out all the stops to make Trad for Trócaire a success. Hundreds of gigs were organised from Dublin to Derry, Tipperary to Tyrone – you certainly raised the roof for Trócaire!

We would like to thank each and every one of you who organised, hosted or supported a seisún – the money raised will support life-changing work with some of the world’s poorest people. Well done!  A huge thank to our friends at Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann for their amazing work on this year’s campaign and the numerous Trad stars who lent their support.

Below are some photos of some of the great sessions in Donegal and Derry.

Trad for Trócaire sessions

Photos: Top and middle right. Culture night at the award-winning Irish Language and Cultural Centre, Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin, Derry.
Middle Left and Bottom: At the Trad for Trócaire session in Cafe Donagh Carndonagh, Inishowen, Donegal.
Photos by: Sinead Crumlish.

Inishowen upped the ante this year by delivering a series of sessions in McGrory’s Culdaff, Cafe Donagh Carndonagh and the Coffee Cup in Buncrana.  Musicians of all ages donned the blue and yellow t-shirts and wrist-bands with pride. Some even wheeled out their T-shirts from 2010 reportedly having slept in them through the winter!

In Derry City, musicians showed up in strength on Culture Night to entertain parents and members of the public alike at the city’s award-winning Irish Language and Cultural Centre, Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin. Cultúrlann’s Marketing Officer, Anne-Marie Gallagher kept the Trad for Trócaire banner flying throughout the night, to the sound of the low whistle and beat of the bodhrán.

Last year you raised tens of thousands of Euros to support Trócaire’s work.  We are hoping that a similarly fantastic amount has been raised this year. Don’t forget to send us the proceeds of your gig as soon as you can so we can put it to work right away!



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