THE GREAT Máirtín O’Connor, acclaimed violinist Cora Venus Lunny, and a host of others will gather in Monroe’s Live tomorrow for the Galway Gig for Gaza.
The show is being organised by the Galway/Palestine Children’s Appeal and the Galway Palestine Solidarity Campaign, and starts at 8pm.
Alongside O’Connor and Lunny, the line-up features Dordán, Elsafty Armstrong & Browne, Luisena Ní Neachtain & Brian McDonnachadha, Deirdre Kearney, Marian Ní Chonghaile, Seosamh Ó Neachatain, Enda McCabe, and the poet Sarah Clancy.
Peace activist Tommy Donnellan, who is just back from the Sabra and Shatila refugee camps in South Lebanon will speak and there will be a live link-up to Dr Subhy Skake in El Shifa Hospital in Gaza. The MC for the night will be RnaG’s Eibhlín Ní Chonghaile.
Following the Israeli military’s strikes on Gaza during the summer, more than 2,200 people were killed (of whom 578 were children ) along with 11,000 injured, including 3,000 children, some whom have been left very severely handicapped.
The GPCA has managed to bring €90,000 from Galway, to the people of Gaza over the past 10 years, often under difficult circumstances. Those wishing to donate to the Galway/Palestine Children’s Appeal can do so through Bearna PO.
Tickets are €20 and available on the door or through www.monroes.ie and 091 - 583397.