Gala evening in aid of Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust

Luka Bloom.

Luka Bloom.

The Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust is holding a gala evening of music and song in the Town Hall Theatre on Wednesday September 30 at 8pm, featuring Luka Bloom, John Faulkner, Mary Bergin, and The Amazing Apples, among others.

The event opens with a performance by the Galway University Hospital Choral Society, lead by Seamus Leonard. Flute player Christy Barry, who recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to music at the Doolin Folk Festival, and his band - Conor McCarthy, James Devitt, and John Faulkner - will follow. One of Ireland’s most distinguished contemporary folk singers Luka Bloom will also perform. There will also be sets by acclaimed fiddle player Mick Conneely and Mary Bergin, one of Ireland’s greatest tin whistle players. Rounding off the night will be popular indie-folk band The Amazing Apples.

“This is an opportunity to hear some of Galway’s finest and most revered musicians and learn about the work of the arts trust,” said Margaret Flannery, director of GUHAT. “The arts trust believes access to the arts promotes well-being and enhances the hospital environment for patients, their families and staff. We will provide information booklets on the night to demonstrate some of the current projects.”

Tickets are €16/14 and are available from the Town Hall Theatre (091 - 569777, www.tht.ie ). For more information on the work of Galway University Hospitals Arts Trust, email [email protected] or call 091 - 544979.

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