Last year I posted something about Together for Christmas(read my full review here: http://celticmusicfan.com/2012/12/14/a-holiday-album-for-all/). This year, the album is back but with a greater goal. There is a fund raising concert this December 16. It’s called HOST ‘TOGETHER FOR CHRISTMAS, A CELTIC COLLECTION’ A FUNDRAISER FOR THE PHILIPPINES – ARLENE’S GROCERY, DEC 16TH 6PM NYC.
The album was produced by Anita Daly and on Cosmic Trigger Records, the CD was launched in December 2012 at a
Fundraiser in NYC to raise funds for those in the local NY area affected by Super-storm Sandy. Now the event will help the victims of the hurricane Haiyan/Yolanda in the Visayas region of the Philippines. Artists involved in this recording are The High Kings, Damien Dempsey, Larry Kirwan, Kyf Brewer, The Elders, The Celtic Tenors and more. If you attend this event, not only will you hear amazing tunes but you will also be helping the victims of the super storm in the Philippines.
Here’s the rest of the important things about this event c/o Anita Daly:
December 2012 at a Fundraiser in NYC to raise funds for those in the local NY area affected by Super-storm Sandy. This year a few of the artists featured on the album approached us to do a Fundraiser for the people of The Philippines devastated by the Typhoon that destroyed so much of that country. So, this year we are partnering with Concern Worldwide to raise funds for that organization that has people working on the ground in The Philippines with a show on December 16th at Arlene’s Grocery, NYC.
Joe Cahalan CEO of Concern Worldwide US says, “The immensity of Typhoon Haiyan and the tragic loss of life and destruction it caused shocked us all. Concern’s response in times like these is immediate and decisive, and though we had not been operating in the Philippines, our emergency response team was on the ground quickly, and they’ve launched a response in some of the poorest, most remote fishing communities. We’re helping more than 10,000 families rebuild their homes, replenishing essential household supplies lost in the storm, and ensuring that boats can be repaired quickly so that livelihoods are not lost. We could not do this life-saving work without the seemingly bottomless support of the New York Irish community, and the latest manifestation of that support will be set to music at the Together for Christmas concert fundraiser. Both artists and audience that night will be directly touching lives in the Philippines through Concern. You won’t give a better gift this holiday season!”
It will be a night of great music. Artists performing include Kyf Brewer (Barleyjuice) , Tara O’Grady, John Munnelly and The Wild Colonial Bhoys. As Larry Kirwan says about this album come on out and, “Turn up the volume! Kick out those December jams…!”
NOW is the time to come TOGETHER FOR CHRISTMAS!
FUNDRAISER, MONDAY, Dec. 16th, Arlene’s Grocery 95 Stanton St, New York, NY $20 at the Door only and cds will be for sale with a portion of cd sales going to Concern.
If you can’t make the show you can donate to Concern at: http://www.concernusa.org and/or buy the cd at: www.togetherforchristmas.com , on iTunes or by calling in the US 1-800-714-3272. Together for Christmas: A Contemporary Celtic Christmas Collection” is on Cosmic Trigger Records .