Buncrana hosts Plaza for Gaza
A BIG musical
extravaganza - Plaza for Gaza - is being organised
in Buncrana to support the humanitarian efforts in
Jerusalem of local musician John Cutliffe.
For several weeks John (52) has been doing what he
can to make life more bearable for the children
being treated in hospitals in the besieged
His daily posts on social media show how desperate
things are for the kids and the shortage of supplies
in the hospitals.
John decided that, in their time of need, who better
to turn to than the good people of Inishowen and his
friends in the entertainment world. So Plaza for
Gaza was born.
John Cutliffe helps out in Jerusalem.
On Saturday, September
6, the iconic ballroom on Main Street, Buncrana,
will be rocking to the rafters when bands and
performers from near and far will take to the stage
to present a musical extravaganza. The money raised
will all go to buy much-needed equipment, medical
supplies, toys and aid for the injured youngsters
many of whom have lost everything.
Everything from jazz to trad to rock to folk will be
heard on the night and a few surprises will be in
Headline act is the highly acclaimed Honor Heffernan
and her band with popular local acts Larry and The
Ladyboy’s, Don't Fear The Natives, Studio 47 dance
group, and the Passion Fruit Club DJs. More acts
will be confirmed nearer the date but that’s an
impressive line-up to be getting on with!
All of the performers and organisers are giving
their time for free and all proceeds from the night
are going directly to the hospitals in Jerusalem.
Indeed, Honor Heffernan is also kindly donating the
proceeds from sales of her CD on the night to the
fund. Tickets are on sale in a range of outlets
throughout Buncrana and Inishowen or simply pay at
the door on the night.
An account has been opened in Buncrana Credit Union
and all proceeds from Plaza for Gaza will be lodged
there. After the big event the money will be
electronically transferred to the bank accounts of
hospitals in Jerusalem treating sick and injured
The organisers are appealing for any businesses or
individuals out there who want to help or contribute
in any way to get in touch either through our
Plaza for Gaza or Twitter @plazaforgaza.