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Christy and Declan's Glasgow concert screens tonight in Cork Opera House

Tonight in the Cork Opera House, after an extended introduction by Christy Moore in conversation with filmmaker and presenter Philip King, the Cork Film Festival will screen the iconic 2009 concert film Come All You Dreamers featuring Christy Moore and Declan Sinnott at Barrowland, Glasgow.

Christy Moore said he expected a lively discussion and "maybe even a few verses".

"I first attended the Cork Film Festival in 1964 when I was a junior bank clerk in The National Bank. I seem to recall seeing the English actor James Mason on the red carpet back in the glorious old Savoy Cinema," he said.

The 2009 concert film by Lindy Cameron and Don Coutts preceded by the interview with Christy will start at 6pm tonight.

Claddagh Band aims high for SVP

The Claddagh Band, an association of some of Galway's finest musicians, singers, performers and composers, as well as a few blow-ins with strong Galway connections, have come together to produce a charity single Part of a Tribe - for St Vincent de Paul.

It will be available for download from iTunes and other download outlets from December 5.

The band features original members of De Dannan as well as Carl Hession, Tony Maher, Declan O'Donoghue, Dolores and Sean Keane, Sean Tyrrell and Mary Coughlan.

Also singing and playing are Eleanor Shanley, Mary McPartlan, Michelle Lally, Jan Nagle and Johnny Duhan.

State's €1.8m in support of US Irish

The Government is to provide more than €1.8m to organisations that support vulnerable Irish emigrants in the United States, Minister for the Diaspora Jimmy Deenihan has confirmed.

Speaking in New York the minister said the Emigrant Support Programme grants to 34 organisations in the US, will support projects which address the needs of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable Irish emigrants.

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"It will enable Irish emigrants and Irish community organisations to access vital local services including healthcare, education, and housing," he said.

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