Irish Musicians for the Mercy Centre

August 23, 2008

Irish Musicians for the Mercy Centre : In Partnership with the Poor

October 12, 2008 • 8:00pm • Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street

Please join us for a spectacular concert that will benefit a wonderful cause. The Mercy Center was founded in the slums of Bangkok by Father Joseph Maier 35 years ago. Beginning as a one-room pre-school classroom, it now runs over 30 neighborhood schools, four orphanages, a hospice for adults with HIV/AIDS and a 500-pupil kindergarten. It is a loving home to over 180 abused, abandoned and orphaned children – one third of them born with HIV. Its anti-trafficking program protects the most vulnerable children living on the streets. Since 1973 the foundation has built over 10,000 houses in the slums. Everything they accomplish is in partnership with the poor.

Featuring an All Star Cast of Irish Musicians and Dancers with some English and Appalachian Friends; Artists include The Green Fields of America (with Mick Moloney, Billy McComiskey, Ivan Goff, Jerry O’Sullivan, Dana Lyn, Athena Tergis and Robbie O’Connell), Joanie Madden and a Cherish the Ladies reunion w/Joe Madden and Mike Rafferty, Tommy, Moya and Fionan Sands, Frank Crocker, Jimmy Crowley and Donie Carroll, Mac Benford and UpSouth, The Burns Sisters, John Roberts and Tony Barrand, Dan and Bonnie Milner, The Washington Square Harp and Shamrock Orchestra (with Don Meade and Brendan Dolan), Matt and Shannon Heaton, Dan Gurney, Niall O’Leary and his School of Irish Dance with Kieran Jordan and more. Performers are donating their services pro bono. All concert proceeds go to the Mercy Center.

Tickets: $50 / $35 / $25. $5 off with student ID.

For info & Tickets call 212-864-5400 or go to http://www.symphonyspace.org
For more information on the Mercy Centre, go to http://www.mercycentre.org
Irish Musicians for the Mercy Centre is being made possible through the support of The Mercy Center, The Irish Arts Center, The Washington Square Harp and Shamrock Orchestra and The Milwaukee Irish Fest Foundation, Inc.

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