Friday, November 20, 2020

Some of the members of Portlaoise Musical Society who will be performing live online at a  charity concert on Saturday 28 November.

By Joe Barrett

Portlaoise Musical Society will present a virtual charity concert on Saturday 28 November.

The show, which will be presented online, will feature a host of society stars and special guests with proceeds going to aid the local mental health charity, Teac Tom.

The concert is being produced and directed by award-winning actor Shane Kelly; who starred in Ragtime and features some of the society’s members and local special guests including the band Transmitter.

The musical society have won numerous AIMS (Association of Irish Musical Societies) over the years.

The society hopes to be able to present another spectacular show in 2021 and this concert is their first fundraising endeavour and a presentation and celebration of its member’s talents for the good of the community in Laois and beyond.

The mental health charity Teac Tom offers a counselling and support service in counties Laois and Kilkenny to individuals and their families affected by suicide, or contemplating suicide. The charity receives no government funding and relies on donations and fundraising to carry out its vital work. The society is keen to support this very worthy cause as well as raising much needed funds for their 2021 musical production.

Tickets for the virtual event are priced €12 each and are on sale from the Dunamaise Arts Centre Box Office at or by phoning 057 8663355.

The concert will be available to view online for a limited time after 28 November.

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