Spink Comhaltas concert in aid of MS Laois

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Spink Comhaltas concert in aid of MS Laois

Spink Comhaltas are set to host a memorial concert for the late Tom Bonham with all the proceeds going to MS Laois.

This concert promises to be a great event with top class traditional Irish music complemented by choral music from Abbeyleix/Ballyroan choir.

“Every year we have tried to build on the work of previous years and try a new initiative,” said Lawrence Vesey, chairman of the branch.

“We have a very active branch will in excess of 130 members and provide comprehensive music classes from beginners to adults. Over the last number of years we have been fortunate to develop some really excellent musicians and we are really grateful that as they have turned 18, they have remained committed to continuing the work that Spink Comhaltas does. Our concert will feature a number of our senior musicians in addition to our current junior musicians.”

Spink Comhaltas has been very fortunate to have strong local community support, and the management committee have recognised this and appreciated this. So, when it came to running a concert it was an easy decision to decide to donate all the proceeds to a charity.

Lawrence is confident that this will be a very good concert.

“We will have a very strong group of musicians performing as a trad orchestra as well as singers, story-telling, dancers. The concert will feature All Ireland Champions and a very wide range of music arrangements. There will be a couple of arrangements in the concert which we hope will pleasantly delight our audience and have also been an opportunity to develop our own musicians.

Tickets for the concert are €15 and are available from Spink Comhaltas. It is recommended that anyone intending to go to the concert get their ticket soon, as this concert will be sold out in advance of the performance on the night. It will take place in the Manor Hotel, Abbeyleix, starting at 8.30pm on Saturday, March 30.

Tickets can be purchased at Anita’s Hair Salon, Abbeyleix, from Spink Comhaltas on Friday, March 15 and March 22 in Knock Community Hall, Spink from 6pm, or by contacting Spink at Music@SpinkComhaltas.ie. Check Spink Comhaltas’ website www.spinkcomhaltas.ie or Facebook for more details.