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Irish Tilt At Sudan Crisis

Irish Tilt At Sudan Crisis

Who: Erin, Chris Duncan, Catherine Strutt, The Hunter Strings Camerata
Where: St Joseph's Chapel
When: Sunday December 19, 2004

A BENEFIT concert to raise money to help bring Sudanese refugees to Australia will be held at ST JOSEPH'S CHAPEL, Lochinvar, at 3pm this Sunday.

Steve, have messaged Jade to substitute whatever day it is, as it's not mentioned anywhere. Musician BERNADETTE LANNEN said the event was a repeat of a similar series of concerts held in Newcastle which helped to raise thousands of dollars for the cause.

The event will be a must for fans of Scottish and Irish music as it features a performance by Newcastle-based outfit ERIN, if which has become one of the region's most popular Irish bands.

Erin will feature alongside a Scottish fiddle and piano performance by ARIA award- winners CHRIS DUNCAN and CATHERINE STRUTT and THE HUNTER STRINGS CAMERATA which will present traditional songs and dances as well as original pieces and Christmas carols.

Lannen said she wanted to bring the benefit closer to those who may have missed out on the if past three which were held in the Newcastle area.

``There were so many people I knew who missed out that I really wanted to bring it closer to my home in East Maitland,'' Lannen said. ``When Erin was approached to do a carol service at the Lochinvar chapel, we agreed to combine both,'' Lannen said.

All proceeds go towards buying airline tickets to bring Sudanese refugees to Australia.

Tickets cost $20 for adults, $10 concession or $35 for a family pass from the Samaritans, Brunker Road, Broadmeadow, and St Joseph's Parish Office, King Street, East Maitland.

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