Kids helping kids - The new charity album from New York fiddler Haley Richardson

New York fiddler Haley Richardson and her many friends, will release a charity album for Mercy Centre who work with the children and communities of the many slums of Bangkok. They create simple-but-progressive solutions that touch the lives of thousands of the poor every day. they build and operate schools, improve family health and welfare, protect street children’s rights, combat the AIDS crisis, respond to daily emergencies, and offer shelter to orphans, to street children, and to children and adults with AIDS – always together, hand in hand and heart to heart with the people we serve.

The album has been funded via Indigogo where Haley writes. "Two years ago whilst visiting friends Lindsay and Brian O'Donovan in Boston, I learned about a charity CD that Lindsay had produced which included legendary musicians whom have strongly influenced my playing. Lindsay's idea was very thought provoking and I decided I wanted to do something similar. I contacted musical friends under the age of 21 and asked if they would be interested in contributing a track to a CD that would benefit other children. I received an overwhelmingly positive response and within weeks the project was underway.

Haley was introduced to the Mercy Centre by friends Mick Moloney and Donie Carroll three years ago, and since then they have contributed toward many fundraisers for the cause." 

Musicians involved include: Ademar O'Connor, An Crann Óg, Colman Connolly, Dylan Richardson, Gráinne Buckley, Ronan Buckley, John Paul Reynolds, Josie Coyne, Rory Coyne, Emily Safko, Livia Safko, Keegan Loesel, Nia Byrne, Sarah O'Gorman, Ellen O'Gorman, Seamus O'Gorman, Patrick Finley, Hollie Greenwood, Sarah Ling, Quinn Bachand, Senan Moran, and Young Traditions Vermont. 

We will feature it here on Tradconnect when it is available. Here is Haley talking about the project.

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