Music for Myanmar returns for charity bonanza

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Irish musicians are preparing for a big charity concert in Yangon that will raise money for disadvantaged, deaf and orphaned children.

Organized by non-profit charity Link for Aid, “A Starry Night” will take place at the Chatrium Hotel Royal Lake Yangon on Friday, September 14.

The stars of the event are acclaimed concert musicians, trumpeter Niall O’Sullivan and vocalist Shóna Henneberry, as well as Myanmar guest star singer Chit Kaung.

The musicians will bring a performance of classics, jazz, and famous hits of the stage and screen, followed by a dinner with free-flow wine and beer, a raffle, and an auction that includes a luxury river cruise.

Link for Aid founder Pamela McCourt Francescone, said this is the fifth such concert and profits will go to the Mary Chapman School for the Deaf in Yangon, the Parami Orphanage in Dala, the NAC-NLD Aids Centre in South Dagon Township, and the Nawarat Monastic School in Shwe Pyi Thar.

“It will allow us to fund projects to make a meaningful difference to the lives of many hundreds of underprivileged children, impacting also their families and communities,” she said.

Chatrium’s General Manager May Myat Mon Win added, “We continuously support the education of children in Myanmar, and we hope that thanks to our contribution so many children, including those in the Nawarat Monastic School, will be able to fulfil their dreams.”

The event is supported by the Embassy of Ireland and produced by John Lwin (Star Event Production). Tickets for Music for Myanmar 2018: A Starry Night are available at US$50. They can be purchased online at www.facebook.com/musicformyanmar, or by calling 01544500 or emailing [email protected].

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