Garda Band to perform at Clonmel Garda Christmas benefit concert 

Garda Band to perform at Clonmel Garda Christmas benefit concert 

Members of the Garda Band performing at a previous Clonmel Community Garda Christmas concert in Hotel Minella.

The Garda Band will lift the roof of Hotel Minella in Clonmel with festive music this Thursday night (December 7)  at the Clonmel District Community Gardai's annual Christmas benefit concert. 

Tickets are still available for the gala concert in aid of the Cancer Aftercare Relaxation Education (CARE) Support Centre in Clonmel and Cashel's Scoil Chormaic, which educates children aged between 3 and 18 years with specific educational needs, intellectual disabilities and/or autism. 

Garda Superintendent William Leahy said this is the third year Clonmel District Community Gardai have hosted a charity Christmas concert starring the Garda Band and he appealed to the people of Clonmel and its hinterland to support the event. 

"The concert has been a great success each year we have hosted it and we hope it will be the same this year," he told The Nationalist 

The Garda Band will be accompanied by Scoil Chormaic's School Choir and Scoil Chormaic student singer Stephen O'Donoghue as well as Boherlahan soprano Eimear Lowth and Cahir based Garda Inspector Eddie Golden. Clonmel born Garda Band flautist Siobhan Cahill is also expected to perform solo during the show. 

The concert starts at 8pm on Thursday and tickets are on sale from: Music Minds, 9-10 Mitchell Street, Clonmel (052-6172608); the Minella Hotel,  Raheen Road, Clonmel (052-6122388); CARE Cancer Support Centre, 14 Wellington Street, Clonmel (052-6182667); the Carers Association, 8 Sarsfield Street, Clonmel (052-6170454); the Oncology Day Ward, South Tipperary General Hospital, Clonmel (052-6187511); Scoil Chormaic, Golden Road, Loughnafina, Cashel (062-61338); Baileys Restaurant, Main Street,  Cashel (062 61937) and Sgt. Kieran O’ Regan, Clonmel Garda Station (052-6177641).