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Pictured left to right, the organising committee of the fundraiser Councillor Mary Howard, Steve Flaherty, Katie Devine, Councillor Clare Colleran Molloy and Nigel Devine.

Clare musicians band together to show support for Ukraine

CLARE musicians have banded together to show their support for the Irish Red Cross’ ongoing humanitarian work in Ukraine. A fundraising night of music has been organised in Ennis with performances by Isolated Frequency, U Can Dance and Patrick Roche along with some special guests.

The event, in Treacy’s West County Hotel, will take place on Friday, February 10 starting at 9pm with people urged put on their dancing shows and enjoy a night of music while supporting a worthy cause.

The fundraiser has been organised by a committee including Nigel Devine, Steve Flaherty, Katie Devine, Mayor of Ennis Councillor Clare Colleran Molloy and Deputy Mayor Councillor Mary Howard.

Nigel tells us they were moved to do something having seen the effects the war has had on the people of Ukraine. “We have all seen the pictures on TV and how the whole world has been affected by what is going on in Ukraine. It’s always the innocent that suffer.

“We just said to ourselves if we can do our little bit in Clare to help a worthy cause then we will. The Red Cross are involved in every corner of the globe where is is conflict and war, trying to help the innocent. The situation in Ukraine is crazy and the Red Cross are doing great work there, providing tents and water and other support.”

The organisers were blown away by the reaction to the idea. “Anybody I approached about getting involved were 100% behind it which was fantastic. They are giving up their time to support this cause, a lot of them were supposed to be gigging on the night but they rearranged dates for the night that’s in it so they could perform at this. We’ve also got some Ukrainian singers who will be performing as well. ”

Donations to the Red Cross will be collected on the night, while the proceeds from fundraising raffle will also go to the organisation.

Urging people to come along Nigel says, “We need all the support we can get. It’s a great cause and it will be a bit of craic. It’s not too serious, a fun way of raising a few quid for the work the Red Cross do in Ukraine.”

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