Letterkenny businesswoman Deirdre Grant has pulled together an all-star line-up for a charity gig to raise funds for the victims of the Donegal floods.
Daniel O’Donnell and Nathan Carter are among the country superstars who have signed up to perform in the charity spectacular.
Flood Aid For Inishowen takes place on Sunday 3rd September at the Aura Leisure Centre in Letterkenny. Doors open at 1.30pm.
Superstar Daniel O’Donnell, Nathan Carter, Declan Nearney, Johnny Brady, Dominic and Barry Kirwan, Jacqui Sharkey and The Conquerors, and many more, are all set to take to the stage to support the victims of the Donegal floods last week.
The concert will be hosted by TV3 personality Noel Cunningham and he will be assisted Phil Mack from the Keep it Country.
Organiser Deirdre Grant said the response from everyone has been remarkable.
“The torrential rain of last week and the floods that followed has had a devastating effect on the lives of many people on the Inishowen peninsula with many displaced from their homes, businesses and livelihood.
“A few phone calls and the true spirit of country music was revealed as a line up of stars emerged.”
Deirdre added “The organisers have been overwhelmed by the generosity of the many people who have contacted them offering help, and wish to thank those who have offered their services free of charge and all who are taking part next Sunday at such short notice.”
Daniel O’Donnell shared his shock and horror at the devastation caused by the floods and is hoping that busloads of fans will turn out for the concert.
He said: “We’re hoping there will be a great turnout to make this a successful event. I know that as well as the money raised, the very fact there’s a large number of people who are turning out and gathering together will give the people in Inishowen and further afield great hope that things are being done to make their plight heard, and just to make things a little bit more easy for them at this difficult time.”
Tickets go on Sale on Monday through local outlets and at the Aura Leisure Centre. Tickets purchased at these local outlets will cost €30.
Tickets will also be available through Ticketmaster website midweek and will be subject to an added service charge.
All proceeds, after costs, going to the Red Cross. All artists have offered their services free of charge.