Among the many acts of solidarity and support for the victims of the
Russian invasion of Ukraine are three significant fund-raising concerts in
Dublin, Westport and Cork.
On April 11 Christy Moore will play a special concert in support of the Irish Red Cross Ukraine Appeal in Vicar Street.
Before that on March 30, Matt Molloy headlines a Ukraine Solidarity Evening in Matt Molloy’s Yard Bar in Westport. The bill includes two bands, Coda and Crooked Trad, as weell as Tony Reidy and Peter Molloy. All proceeds from the evening will go to the Candle of Grace charity – with a suggested donation of €10 each.
The following night on March 31, a stellar line-up of musicians and artists from Ireland and Ukraine will take part in a special concert in City Hall, Cork, to raise funds and awareness for AURI, the Association of Ukranians in the Republic of Ireland, and for international relief organisations.
The bill includes John Spillane, Karan Casey, Jimmy Crowley, Nell Ní Chróinín, Mná na bPíob (an uilleann-pipe ensemble comprising Máire Ní Ghráda, Rosaleen O’Leary, Mary Mitchell-Ingoldsby, Heather Clarke and Molly Ní Ghráda), Olena Lesya Iglody, Oksana Dobronos, Nadiya Yalova, and students from Ghaelscoil Uí Riada and Gaelscoil Ghort Álainn. The Céilí All-stars will be the house band for the night and poet, Theo Dorgan, will also perform. As well as being available to the live audience, the concert will also be livestreamed on the Cork City Council website with an option to donate.