Tipperary musicians asked to tune up and get ready to trad for Trócaire

Trócaire is asking trad musicians from Tipperary to tune up and get ready to ‘raise the roof’ in aid of global poverty by taking part in Trad for Trócaire week.

Trócaire is asking trad musicians from Tipperary to tune up and get ready to ‘raise the roof’ in aid of global poverty by taking part in Trad for Trócaire week.

Trad for Trócaire, which takes place from Friday, September 27th to Friday, October 4th, is a fundraising and music week run by Trócaire and Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann.

During Trad for Trócaire week, trad musicians, music fans and venues hold traditional Irish music seisiúns and fundraise for Trócaire. The campaign celebrates Ireland’s deep musical heritage alongside its history of goodwill towards people facing poverty or human rights abuses.

Justin Kilcullen, Executive Director of Trócaire said: “This is Trad for Trócaire’s fourth year, during which time over one thousand trad sessions in aid of Trócaire have been held. Last year alone, over four hundred events took place countrywide.

“Through Trad for Trócaire, Ireland’s wonderful trad musicians are changing lives with their uplifting music, inspirational talent and selfless generosity. We are keen to hear from any trad musicians in County Tipperary who would like to join in and create some ‘ceoil agus craic’ during Trad for Trocaire week.”

To get involved and order a Trad for Trócaire fundraising pack with posters, flyers, wristbands, t-shirts, balloons and collection buckets or to support a Trad for Trócaire gig visit trocaire.org/trad or call Fiona Campbell in Trócaire on 01 505 3213.