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Tuesday 2 September 2014

Sharon set to honour tragic Jill with Oz gigs

Published 13/11/2012 | 05:00

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SHARON Shannon will play two benefit concerts in Australia early next year to honour murdered Irishwoman Jill Meagher.

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The Galway-based trad star has included the two January gigs in Brunswick, Melbourne in January as part of a wider Australian tour.

She said one-third of proceeds from the January 11 and 12 concerts will be donated to the Centre Against Sexual Assault (CASA), "as a tribute to Jill's life and enduring spirit".

Carolyn Worth, spokeswoman for the charity, which runs 15 centres across Victoria, said she was "really grateful" for the planned donation.

She added: "I think it's a fabulous gesture for somebody to donate to the victims of sexual assault or to the memory of somebody who's been raped and murdered."

Irish Independent

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