A special charity concert in memory of the late Bishop Edward Daly will be held on Saturday 4th February 2017 in St Columb’s Hall, Co Derry.
St Columb’s Hall was built in 1886 as a Temperance Hall in Derry’s city centre. Bishop Daly had a strong history with St Columb’s Hall, being tasked with organising entertainment there during his time as curate of St Eugene’s Cathedral in Derry .
In his autobiography, Mister, Are You a Priest?, Bishop Daly wrote that “organising functions in St Columb’s Hall gave an added dimension of enjoyment to my years in Derry”, adding that the years there “provided me with some of the most enjoyable experiences of my career and life-long friendships”.
Hosted by renowned comedian Gene Fitzpatrick, the evening will include entertainment from a variety of well-known local artists, including performances by the Colmcille Ladies Choir, Palais Swing Band and Foyle School of Speech and Drama, among others.
All proceeds from the concert will go to Bishop Daly’s chosen charities: Children in Crossfire, Foyle Hospice and Foyle Search and Rescue.
Tickets for the concert can be purchased through the Millennium Forum box office on 028 71264455.