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The concert will be broadcast on Facebook and Youtube on May 31st from 8pm, with proceeds being donated to MECA (Middle East Children's Alliance).
Musicians' Union Of Ireland and SIPTU have organised a livestream 'Gig for Gaza' concert, set to raise vital funds for children's medical aid in the region.
Supported by the Palestinian Embassy, 'Gig for Gaza' will feature special performances and appearances from Palestinian rap sensation MC Abdul, Frances Black, Harry Bradley, Paul Anderson, Francy Devine, Andy Irvine, Róisín Elsafty, John Kelly, Aoife Kelly, Charlie le Brun, Sean McGinley, Sean McKeon, Niamh Parsons, Graham Dunne, Ann Russell, Ciara Taaffe, and Éoghan Ó Ceannabháin.
MC Abdul, 12-year-old Palestinian rapper, amid the bombing. 🇵🇸 pic.twitter.com/LJqYvLkNPZ
— Fahad Shah (@pzfahad) May 16, 2021
All proceeds will be donated to MECA (Middle East Children's Alliance) to aid the youth of Gaza.
Details of how to donate will be carried on the broadcast and contained in a Facebook Event page.
"Thanks are due to the musicians and actors who are taken part and freely giving their talents - a tremendous commitment to the Palestinian cause. Lockdown has meant that in most cases, musicians and other workers in the arts have been denied any opportunity to perform, engage with an audience or earn any income," a press statement says.
Gig for Gaza. Organised by the Musicians Union of Ireland and SIPTU. Fundraiser with proceeds to the Middle East Children’s Alliance.
Live on YouTube & Facebook on Monday from 8pm (GMT)
Links to donate during the event.
Spread the word #GigforGaza 🇵🇸 pic.twitter.com/vvOtfXHjdW
— SIPTU (@SIPTU) May 26, 2021
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