There are more than 200 Ukrainians, mostly women and children, at the Lough Allen Hotel in Drumshanbo.
There are qualified music teachers among them but, unfortunately, they have no instruments to learn to play.
George Eggleston is a Uileann piper and flute player from Elphin, Co Roscommon and he appeals to the wider community to donate any unused instruments to help these people.
Indeed, if you would like to go out and buy an instrument for learners, do not hesitate to do so and contact George.
Instruments needed include: keyboards, accordions, guitars, flutes, etc. In fact, any instrument you may have sitting idle in your attic, shed, or garage.
Contact George on (086) 0826357. All donated instruments can be collected, they will be cleaned and maintained and will form an instrument pool.
George has already had a great response to his call with many traditional musicians offering help with lessons, instruments etc.
A Ukrainian lady in the hotel is a classical pianist. She lost her home and her job and she and her husband are in a hotel. Any musician help will be appreciated.
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