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Celtic Thunder duo gig for Children’s Wood

By on August 5, 2014

Celtic Thunder duo Colm Keegan and Laura Durrant are playing a special fundraising gig for the Children’s Wood at Oran Mor on Sunday night.

The North Kelvin Meadow project hope local people bring friends and family to enjoy the evening and help back the fundraising event.

Keegan and Durrant – of the globally-acclaimed Irish singing band Celtic Thunder – are playing the gig to help support the Children’s Wood and the project’s work aimed at helping youngsters from North Kelvin and Maryhill to play outside and develop an interest in nature.

Children’s Wood chair Emily Cutts said: “This event will raise funds to train local people in Forest School level 2, building on their level 1 training, so that they can provide free high quality outdoor learning  for all ages of children in the community.

“In Scandinavia children are viewed as deprived if they don’t have access to greenspace. Glasgow has brilliant parks and policies, yet children are not getting outside enough.  The Children’s Wood  want to see a change in behaviour and hope the free outdoor learning sessions will be a catalyst for change.”

This gig is part of Keegan’s first solo tour, off the back of hit single The Dance and it premiers their East Coast American show, starting next week.

Celtic Thunder has a large worldwide following. They have been top in the Australia DVD charts for the last three years for different shows and have performed for Barack Obama in the Pentagon. In 2008, 2009 and 2011, Billboard magazine named Celtic Thunder Top World Album Artist. Their first three albums also placed in the Top 10 for World Albums.

Tickets for Sunday’s gig are £10 (minimum age 14) and can be bought behind the bar at Oran Mor or online here (plus fee) 

See Colm Keegan and Laura Durrant perform The Dance on YouTube here 

* One of the original members of Celtic Thunder was George Donaldson, from Glasgow. The self-taught musician, who went on to become a successful singer-songwriter and a regular at Jinty McGuinty’s, died, aged 46, in March this year.


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