Welsh Male Choir to raise the roof at St John's Church, Kilkenny

Mary Cody

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Mary Cody

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Welsh male choir

The Kilkenny Lions Club is delighted to be bringing the internationally acclaimed Brythoniaid Male Voice choir to St. John’s Church next month for a very worthy fundraiser.

The club, now celebrating its 50th year, actively support suicide prevention programmes and to that end are sponsoring this renowned choir in aid of the Kilkenny and Carlow Samaritans.

The Kilkenny and Carlow Samaritans, who have now been in Kilkenny since 1997, provide a simple yet powerful listening service to those in need of emotional support.

The Samaritans are a volunteer-led organisation who are there for callers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They listen to people who are in distress, upset, lonely, frightened or worried.

Their callers may have relationship problems, financial problems, health problems, addiction problems but also callers may have thoughts of self-harm or suicide.

PRO of the Kilkenny Lions Club, Mr Philip O'Neill said that support for this concert will greatly assist the Samaritans in providing their full range of services to the community.

“We are very grateful to St. John’s parish who very kindly allowed us to organise our concert in St. John’s Church,” he said.

The concert will take place at 4pm on April 9 and tickets costing €10 will be available in the Samaritan Shop on Kieran Street and at St. John’s Church before the concert.

With the excellent acoustics in St. John’s Church, this should prove to be an ideal venue for the wonderful singing of the choir and should prove to be a memorable evening for all present.

All funds raised will be donated to the Kilkenny and Carlow Samaritans.