BY SEÁN P. FEENY
TWO west Donegal school friends have compiled an album featuring talented young artists from around the North West to raise funds for Donegal Hospice, Letterkenny Oncology Unit and the Good & New Bus Service.
Chords For Care is the brainchild of Robert Shields (22) from Bunbeg and Stephen McPhilemy (22) from Creeslough will be officially launched with an concert at An Grianán Theatre, Letterkenny, on Friday, June 21.
It was following a bereavement in Stephen’s family through cancer that the two friends decided they wanted to play their part in raising funds.
Robert and Stephen searched the internet for young Donegal acts and some from neighbouring counties, contacted them and then began recording it in their home-made studio in Bunbeg.
The album features 18 songs from young artists from places like Gweedore, Glenties and Letterkenny. Many of the artists such as Marli Kerr, Karen Kelly and Deirdre McLaughlin, Eve Murtagh and many more will be appearing at the gig. For bookings call the theatre box office on Tel 07491 20777.