Posted on Wednesday, September 07, 2005 - 09:50 pm:
Fuair mé an teachtaireacht seo inniu ó Chomhaltas Ceoltóiri Éireann, faoi thábhairneoir i New Orleans, Danny O'Flaherty -- is as Conamara é.
Go raibh maith agaibh. Paul
"An urgent plea from Danny Doyle:
Dear Friends Of Irish Music, Your help is desperately needed.
Because of Hurricane Katrina, Danny O'Flaherty, the internationally acclaimed musician-singer ("A treasure-house of Gaelic culture," says the New Orleans Times-Picayune) and organizer of the New Orleans Celtic Nations Festival ("and a truly fine person I'm proud to call friend," says Ira) has probably lost his home and most certainly lost his business, O'Flaherty's Irish Pub in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Danny and his family are safe and sound, but for the foreseeable future his livelihood is gone: "My lifelong goal remains a commitment to the Celtic people and culture. There is no greater accomplishment than to pass on the traditions of our common ancestors. Through community outreach activities like my educational programs and concerts at O'Flaherty's, I aspire to instil in children and adults alike a pride in our rich heritage." -- Danny O'Flaherty, www.celticnationsworld.com
Danny Doyle is organising a benefit concert in Washington DC for Danny O, and I join him in asking ask you, if you can, to buy a ticket or tickets. Tickets are $25 each, or whatever you can spare. Many on this e-mail list may not live in or near DC and will not be able to attend the concert, but you may care to contribute something. It would help Danny O'Flaherty greatly, and get him back on his feet doing what he does so well. Thank you for helping a fine artist in this time of need. Please make checks payable to "Danny O'Flaherty" and send them to Danny Doyle, 10836 Moore Drive, Manassas, VA 20111-2925. He will get them to Danny O right away.
O'Flaherty's New Orleans Rescue Concert Sunday, October 30th 5 to 9pm Ireland's Four Provinces 3412 Connecticut Ave, NW Washington DC. 20008 A Host Of Irish Talent: Seamus Kennedy, Danny Doyle, Liam Maguire, Ronan Kavanagh, Johnny Jump Up, etc. Great Raffle Prizes! Auction of Irish Arts &Goods!
Ticket enquiries: 4 Ps Pub: 202-244-0860, or Danny Doyle: 703-361-8884
Paul Unregistered guest
Posted on Wednesday, September 07, 2005 - 10:04 pm: