by / February 19th, 2009 /

Cork stars sing for Lebanese school for deaf

Wednesday the 25th February sees some of Cork’s top singing and song writing talents, including Mick Flannery, John Spillane, Armoured Bear & Deirdre Archbald, come together for one night at The Pavilion, Carey’s Lane – all in the name of the charity The Irish Lebanon Project.

The monies raised on this night will go towards The Father Andeweg Institute for the Deaf (F.A.I.D.). The Father Andeweg Institute for the Deaf (F.A.I.D.) is a school for deaf children in Lebanon. It was founded by a Dutch Anglican clergyman Father Andy Andeweg. It is a Christian school that caters for all children who are deaf or hard of hearing regardless of their religion, ethnic origin or financial ability to pay. At the moment there are 73 pupils in the school age 3-18 years, 26 resident and 47 day pupils (68% Muslim, 10% Druze and 22% Christian).

The Irish Lebanon Project is a Charity Organisation founded in 2005 in Ireland and Lebanon. Its purpose is to serve the people of Lebanon, with practical, “hands on” work and financial support. It is a volunteer organisation with limited administration expenses.

The charity are also currently canvassing for volunteer painters, carpenters, labourers and plumbers for to work on maintenance and building projects in the Father Andeweg Institute for the Deaf in Lebanon in 2009.

Tickets priced at just €20 now on sale from The Pavilion, Carey’s Lane and Plugd Records, Washington St. or from Pat on 087-6359603

Armoured Bear – Fall – Live At MUZU Studios on MUZU.