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Wednesday 24 January 2018

Sharon set to honour tragic Jill with Oz gigs

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

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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