The Crescent to rock to a Limerick beat for charity

Cha Haran and Graham Gill outside the Crescent Hall where their charity fundraising concert will take place this Saturday December 7. Tickets are on sale now from O'Dwyers Public House and Franklin's Shoe Repair - or on the door on the night
THE Crescent Hall in Limerick city has played host to a wealth of musical talent down through the years - U2, the Chieftains and Makem & Clancy to name but a few - and this Saturday will rock to a local beat for charity.

THE Crescent Hall in Limerick city has played host to a wealth of musical talent down through the years - U2, the Chieftains and Makem & Clancy to name but a few - and this Saturday will rock to a local beat for charity.

The much loved institution will feature the sounds of some top local artists to raise funds for autism services in the region.

Cha Haran of Grannies’ Intentions fame has organised a night of rock’n’roll with a host of artists, with the charity night to include a meal, dancing and licensed bar, all for just €10.

“You wouldn’t get it in the good old days! We are all coming together to support childrens’ services for autism and we have a great line-up,” said Cha.

Johnny Fean of Horseslips fame, regarded to be among the top guitarists in the country, will be among the guest artists playing.

The good old days of rock n’roll in Limerick will be revived by Cha and his band, who play regularly in the city and have a big following.

Also playing are playing are Bitter Creek with Joe Deegan and Mick Kenny, two of most talented musicians around, Cha adds.

“The Crescent Hall will be remembered by many people back the years for the bands and shows that were held there and I can guarantee a great nights music,” says Cha.

“All the money will go towards assessment of children for autism. It is a very worthy cause,” he added.

Tickets available on the door or at O’Dwyers on Wolfe Tone Street and Franklin’s Shoe Repairs on Sarsfield Street for just €10.

Doors open at 9pm.