Friday, 25 September 2009

Luka Bloom to play free concert for us

The latest news from FADA: Luka Bloom, the well-known Irish folksinger, has offered to perform a concert to benefit our group, and we’ve lined up a venue for him in Newbridge, County Kildare on Oct. 1.

In his 15 albums over the last 21 years, Bloom – a Newbridge native and brother of famed singer Christy Moore -- has become one of the most famous names in Irish folk music at home and around the world.

FADA has worked with some moderately well-known people in the past – one of our members, Padraic Dunne, did a radio show a while back with Rob Hopkins of the Transition Town movement, and Irish television personality Eddie Hobbs gave a talk for us, and Duncan Stewart – host of the programme “Eco Eye,” on national Irish television – spoke at our first big event. Never, though, have we worked with a well-known musician.

We have been selling tickets and putting up posters all over the area, but we have a lot more to sell – so if you happen to live anywhere close to us, please e-mail me.

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