Annual instrument appeal launched

Annual instrument appeal launched


Alice Keane, Emma Pyne, Faye Curran, Niamh McHugh and Cllr Mary Howard

Have you a fiddle under the stairs, a flute in the kitchen drawer or a bodhrán under the bed or even a keyboard on top of the wardrobe? If so we want them!! 

“Over the last three years we have donated musical instruments worth many of thousands of euros to young students, these instruments have been re-strung, tuned and repaired and are now being played and loved,” said co-ordinator Cllr Mary Howard.

It’s that time of year again. If you have any pre-loved instruments we would be very grateful to take them off of your hands.

Your instrument donation will go to a local primary school with a passion for music but unfortunately they cannot currently afford to supply the them…and for learning a musical instrument.

Whether it’s an old fiddle, banjo or tin whistle, your pre-loved instrument would be cherished and could possibly be the beginning of a music career and love of music for a child.

All instruments are generously accepted. Collections are taking place on our Facebook page.

We also have an instrument appeal at lunch time on Friday February 9th in Room 306 at Rice College on from 1.20pm -2pm and at Colaiste Muire from 12.30pm till 1pm in Room 17 or equally contact any of our team Alice Keane,  Emma PyneFaye CurranNiamh McHugh  or Cllr Mary Howard at 086 8780 298

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.