An Afternoon of Magic

Donie Carroll and Gabriel Donohue at The Shanachie.

For the CD, “Irish Musicians for the Mercy Centre,” nearly 20 musicians and groups donated tracks to help raise funds for the Mercy Centre, which provides services for orphans, street kids, and children and adults with HIV/AIDS in Bangkok Thailand. So, appropriately, last Sunday some of the top Irish musicians in the Philadelphia area came to the Shanachie Pub in Ambler to help launch the CD with an afternoon of musical magic.

Musician Donie Carroll, who produced the CD, came down from New York to join Gabriel Donohue who mastered it, as well as local talents Marian Makins, Timlin and Kane, the Jameson Sisters (Teresa Kane and Ellen Tepper), Kitty Kelly Albrecht, Mike Albrecht, and Paraic Keane on stage for an afternoon of Irish music. Marianne MacDonald, host of the WTMR 800AM “Come West Along the Road” Irish radio show, helped organize the event.

We were there and, of course, took photos, which you can see here.

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