Trad group comes up trumps for charities
ST. MARY’S CHURCH was the venue for a special Christmas trad music concert which raised €1,000 for Focus Ireland and New Ross Community Hospital.
Organised by Trad House New Ross, a newly formed, affordable traditional Irish music group promoting music lessons, the concert saw local musicians perform a variety of Christmas songs and trad music to raise money for the two charities, The concert was filled with eager and enthusiastic children showing off their musical talents, as well as a twist on the nativity story to highlight the homeless crisis in Ireland.
In total, €1,020.64 was raised and the sum was split between Focus Ireland and New Ross Community Hospital, as well as a donation to St Mary’s Church for kindly allowing Trad House New Ross the use of the church.
Trad House New Ross operates in the New Ross Scout Hall every Friday from 5.45 p.m. to 9.30 p.m., offering group class in a variety of instruments such as the fiddle, banjo, mandolin, tin whistle, flute, concertina, button accordion, piano and guitar.
Classes are available for children aged five years and up, teenagers and adults. Solo lessons are also available throughout the week. For any more information contact Ellie on 086 4528226.
The VTOS Office and Retail skills group held a fundraising coffee morning in aid of the Simon Community in New Ross Adult Education Centre. The organisers wish to say a sincere thanks to all who baked cakes and would especially like to thank the many local businesses for contributing spot prizes for the raffle. The amount raised was €283.90.
At the Trad House presentation of cheques to Focus Ireland and New Ross Community Hospital were Olivia Walsh, Trad House; Linda O’Neill, Focus Ireland; Linda Gray, Michelle Murphy, Claire Mullett, Kelly Hamilton, New Ross Community Hospital and Ellie Walsh, Trad House.