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Mayor to host virtual live music session for charity

23 November 2020
Mayor of Derry City and Strabane District Council, Cllr Brian Tierney, is hosting a day of live music to promote local artists and raise money for his Mayor's charity, Aurora Counselling.
The live music session will take place on Sunday, 29th November, from 12pm to 8pm in the Guildhall and will be broadcast live on the Derry Lockdown Crew and What's On Derry Strabane Facebook pages.
Viewers can enjoy the live music from local artists and will be able to donate to Aurora Counselling via the Just Giving link on the Facebook post.
There will be a total of eight acts performin​g one-hour sessions from 12pm and they include Alban & Una, Stevie & Bronagh, Flair, Johnny Kay, Gary Curran, Gary Fitzpatrick, Adam Doran, and Fablenna.
Mayor Brian Tierney encouraged everyone to tune in on Sunday to help support a worthwhile cause while also getting to enjoy great entertainment from local musicians.
"We're all missing the opportunity to go out and enjoy live music and it has been an incredibly challenging year for our local musicians as a result. This event is a way to promote our local singers, for people to enjoy their music and for it all to take place in a way that is safe and within the government restrictions.
"We have so much talent within our district and I think an event like this is exactly what so many of us need to lift our spirits and maybe even get ourselves dancing around the living room!
Mayor Tierney continued: "Having this event is something very important to me as a way of raising funds for my Mayor's charity, Aurora Counselling. As I can't host any physical fundraising events, this was a creative alternative that everyone can enjoy while also helping out a very worthy cause.
"Aurora Counselling do excellent work within our city and district providing services to adults including CBT, EMDR, counselling, complementary therapy and relationship therapy. They also have an after-school child and adolescent service.
"This is a great opportunity for the people of our district and beyond to support this fantastic local charity. Every donation counts and will be very much appreciated by myself and all at Aurora."
Tune in to the Derry Lockdown Crew or What's On Derry Strabane Facebook pages on Sunday from 12pm until 8pm to enjoy the Mayor's live music session.
To donate to the Mayor's Charity, Aurora Counselling Services, visit https://bit.ly/2V5h4rz