Trad group comes up trumps for char­i­ties

New Ross Standard - - NEWS - By DAVID LOOBY

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.

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