Trad for Trocaire


Sligo gets ready to ‘Trad for Trócaire’, as the charity sees ‘overwhelming response from musicians’ concerned for plight of refugees.

Musicians across Sligo are getting ready for Trad for Trócaire week, which takes place from Friday, September 25 to Friday October 2.

Trócaire has reported an outpouring of concern from trad musicians for Syrian refugees and is asking people to support their local Trad for Trócaire ‘seisiún’ to aid people living through poverty and conflict.

“This year, we have had an overwhelming response from trad musicians and members of Comhaltas, who are concerned about the suffering of refugees that they are seeing on their TV screens,” said Katie Bolger, Trócaire’s Community Fundraising Officer.

“This crisis has moved people to reach out to their communities and to see what they can do to help people in the world, who are struggling through war and poverty.”

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