As the final part of my M.A. course at the Cork School of Music, which I have enjoyed so much that I don’t want to leave, I’ll be holding a recital on the 7th April entitled ‘Mother and Sun’. It’s open to the public, free to enter and starts at 16:00 in the main auditorium at the school. I’m enormously privileged to be working with three wonderful and supremely talented musicians and together we’ll be following the sun around the world as I perform songs experienced through a mother’s heart. The recital lasts just 45 minutes so it can only be an excerpt of the larger, two-hour show I’m developing to take on tour that will encompass a cornucopia of flavours, colours and cultures. It’s going to be a musical feast.
So, because 45 minutes is nowhere near enough time to enjoy performing with these guys, after the recital, we’re all piling into cars and going over to Levis’ in Ballydehob to do it all again – AND MORE! Expect that to kick off around nine. I have no idea what time it will finish, but I can’t wait!!!
Camilla – alongside Maurice Seezer, cellist Gerry Kelly, and Lyric FM’s Evelyn Grant will be performing as part of this year’s Music by Candlelight concert at St. Patrick’s Church, Ahakista, West Cork. The concert will be taking place on the 16th September at 8pm. Tickets are €15 and the concerts are a fundraiser in aid of Rusnacahara National School and St. Patrick’s church.
After all the beans have been counted, and costs covered, I’m delighted to announce that the two Dog Tail Soup shows in Skibbereen on the 3rd and 4th of August 2016 raised a total of €4,638.00 which was split between our two nominated charities; West Cork Rapid Response and Brú Columbanus. Almost half of that total came from the donations in the charity buckets after the shows, which was wonderfully generous of everyone. So I’d like to say a special ‘thank you’ to everyone who attended the shows and especially those who dug deep into their pockets afterwards.
So far, we’ve raised a total of just over €8,500 for Brú Columbanus from a mixture of online donations (via mycharity.ie which is now part of everydayhero.com/ie), money collected at Colin’s funeral and memorial service, and now these shows. We’re not going to stop at this figure though, watch out for some exciting news coming soon.