Limerick backs Trad for Trocaire in city and county

Donal O’Regan

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Donal O’Regan

CASTletroy Comhaltas have many talented musicians and athletes judging by this picture!

CASTletroy Comhaltas have many talented musicians and athletes judging by this picture!

They have jumped on board to help Trocaire’s mission to tackle poverty in communities in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.

Every year the charity organises Trad for Trocaire, which is an annual week of live trad music and fundraising run by Trocaire and Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann.

Castletroy Comhaltas will be holding a music session from noon to 4pm on Sunday, October 14 in the Parkway Shopping Centre and are inviting local trad fans to join the craic.

This Saturday night, October 6 at 9pm the Wrenboys will be out in force in Athea and on Saturday, October 13 at 9.30pm in the Anglers Rest in Loughill Ballyhahill Comhaltas are putting on a night of “ceoil agus craic”.

All musicians singers and dancers are welcome to come along and join in.

“Limerick has really embraced Trad for Trocaire and we are inviting trad fans in Limerick County and City to join in the craic,” say Trocaire.

With hundreds of sessions planned all over Ireland, traditional musicians nationwide are getting ready to raise the roof in a bid to fight global poverty.

Since it began in 2010, over 700 Trad for Trocaire sessions have taken place from Limerick to Florida.

This year’s event is set to be the biggest yet with over 500 gigs taking place in various locations all over Ireland, the UK and the United States.

For more information log on www.trocaire.org/trad and get ready to help Irish music help people around the globe.