Rachel Goode our local, classically trained Soprano best known for her singing of folk, country and classical is organising a Christmas concert in the Shearwater Hotel with all money raised going to East Galway and Midlands Cancer Support.
She will be joined by two of Irelands finest folk singers, Sean Keane, and Eleanor Shanley, and the Ardscoil Mhuire school choir. The concert will feature many Christmas favourites, Irish folk favourites, country, classical crossover. There will be something for everyone and it’s for a good cause. They will all be backed by a fantastic band with some of the finest musicians in Ireland who have played with the likes of Mary Black and some currently with Derek Ryan. The Ardscoil Mhuire trad group will be there to serenade everyone as people arrive, this will start at 7pm.
This is now Rachel’s third big charity concert to organise locally, the first was for Galway Hospice which raised €4000, the second was back in 2018 for East Galway and Midlands Cancer Support Centre and it raised €6500.
“I am very excited to be joined by such a high calibre of singers and musicians on the night. I think it will be special and it will most definitely get everyone into the festive spirit. I hope that people will support this wonderful charity and come to what will be an amazing night of entertainment. I have always sung for many charity events over the years, and I like to try and give back as much as I can and have always enjoyed organising my own concerts, you just never know when you could need one of these wonderful organisations, so I think it is important to support these and the amazing work that they do.”
Rachel has some new music planned for the new year. She is now working on creating a “folk” sound that is unique to her. She will be working on this with the same musicians that will feature in the concert, and she is really excited to be recording a mix of folk, country and some other classics thrown in there.
The next big event for Rachel is performing on a cruise to Alaska where she’ll be singing with the All-Star Irish Cruise with the likes of Daniel O’Donnell, Nathan Carter and Brendan Shine.
The concert takes place on the 15th December at 8pm. Tickets cost €25 and are available online at The Magic of Christmas Tickets, Thu 15 Dec 2022 at 19:00 | Eventbrite or in the hotel reception, cancer centre and Keller’s of Ballinasloe.
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