Have you a fiddle under the stairs, a flute in the kitchen drawer or a bodhran under the bed or even a keyboard on top of the wardrobe? If so they are needed by a local group that encourages school children to develop a passion for music.

According to group coordinator, Cllr Mary Howard, “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”.
Launching the appeal for 2018, Cllr Howard said, “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. 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 the group’s Facebook page: Instrument Appeal. Instruments can also be dropped in at lunchtime on Friday, February 9th in Room 306 at Rice College Ennis or from 1.20pm to 2 pm and at Colaiste Muire from 12.30pm till 1 pm in Room 17. For further information contact Alice Keane, Emma Pyne, Faye Curran, Niamh McHugh or Cllr Mary Howard at 086 8780 298.