Si­mon singers

Irish Examiner - County - - Front page - Pet O’Con­nell

Cork singers and mu­si­cians will come to­gether this Sun­day for a Si­mon Com­mu­nity fundraiser.

Cork singers and mu­si­cians will come to­gether this Sun­day for a Si­mon Com­mu­nity fundraiser which has be­come an an­nual event.

The ‘All-Star Con­cert for Cork Si­mon’ at the Mills Inn in Baile Mhúirne has raised over €6,000 since its in­cep­tion in 2014.

The event aims to en­ter­tain while rais­ing money for a good cause, ex­plained one of its or­gan­is­ers, Mary Greene, of Cork trio Green­shine.

“We want this to be more than a fundraiser.

“It would be very hard to top last year’s con­cert but we think we have a great night planned, with some­thing to suit ev­ery­one,” she said.

“The Cork Si­mon Com­mu­nity has been sup­port­ing and help­ing to ac­com­mo­date the home­less for many years and with home­less­ness at cri­sis point, the Cork Si­mon Com­mu­nity needs our sup­port more than ever,” Mary said.

The line-up in­cludes Cork Amer­i­cana and old-timey band Stayin’ Down Shoes, fea­tur­ing gui­tarist and singer Sara Cork­ery, Bren­dan Butler of The Lee Val­ley String Band on vo­cals and man­dolin, and Síona Knep­per on stand-up bass.

Also ap­pear­ing will be a tra­di­tional mu­sic trio made up of singer and con­certina player Siob­hán Ní Mhuimh­neacháin, Louise Cronin on fid­dle, and Micheál Can­til­lon Mur­phy on gui­tar.

Singer and gui­tarist Bobby Wolfe will per­form songs from his new EP Steady

Foun­da­tions and there will be a set from Green­shine.

The Réidh na nDoirí-based fam­ily group are cur­rently on the RTÉ Ra­dio1 Rec­om­mends list with their new sin­gle ‘The Good is Gone’, which went straight in at No 2.

Sur­prise guests are also promised at the fundrais­ing event.

P a s t p e r f o r m e r s h a ve in­cluded Tim O’Rior­dan, John Spil­lane, Hank Wedel, and Ger Wolfe.

Mean­while, a raf­fle will be held and do­na­tions are welcome at the con­cert, which has no cover charge.

The event starts at 7.30pm on Sun­day in the mu­seum at the Mills Inn.

For fur­ther de­tails see: All Star Con­cert for Cork Si­mon on Face­book, or www.cork­si­mon.ie

Mary Greene, Noel Shine, and Ellie Shine make up the Cork trio Green­shine, who are among the per­form­ers at a fundrais­ing con­cert on Sun­day at the Mills Inn in Baile Mhúirne in aid of the Si­mon Com­mu­nity.

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