Sally Dynevor, famed for her role as Sally Webster in Coronation Street, will help an Irish show raise money for breast cancer.
St Bede’s College Young, Gifted & Green – Irish Music, Song and Dance Show is now sold out and Sally, a patron of the Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention, will officially open the event.
The show is to be held on March 19 at the Lowry Theatre, close to the set of Coronation Street.
“I was delighted to be asked to open up the show and it is great to see it being staged at the Lowry, which is just a few hundred yards from the cobbled streets of Coronation Street,” she said.
“It is great to see the event raising the profile of the charity and much needed funds to stop breast cancer.”
The charity fund vital research into the prediction and prevention of breast cancer from at the Nightingale and Genesis Prevention Centre, Europe’s first of its kind, at Wythenshawe Hospital.
YGG have appeared on numerous TV and radio shows and were established to launch Manchester’s first Manchester Irish Festival.
To date they have helped raise just over £200,000 for different charities and former principal dancer includes the new Lord of the Dance and three times World Irish Dancing Champion; James Keegan.
The troupe, based of over one hundred performers, are previous winners of the Royal Variety Club of Great Britain Pride of Eireann award and the concert will celebrate the show’s twentieth anniversary charity event.
The concert at the Lowry will feature guest performances from students plus Joe Keegan from BBC’s The Voice, Irish Soprano Georgina Murray, The Keegan Academy of Irish Dance, The Justine Ward Mallinson School of Irish Dancing, The Lally School of Irish Dancing, The Ged Wilson Celtic Blues Trio, the Tara O’Carolan School of Irish Music, plus traditional Irish musicians Angela and Conaill Durkin, Rioghnach Connolly and Fiona Browne.
The evening is hosted by Joe Casserley from award-winning Full Irish Radio. It will be a mix of traditional Irish music and dance with tributes to Riverdance, Lord of the Dance and Celtic Tiger. All of its previous shows have been complete sell outs.
Tony Hennigan Creative Director of the show commented “It should be a fantastic evening and we are delighted that Sally Dynevor is able to officially launch it.
“The performers are really excited about meeting her. This is our second sell out concert at The Lowry and it promises to be a very special anniversary concert with lots of former members of the troupe and special guests appearing in the show.”
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