Irish music concerts to raise funds for autism and HIV patients

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Two concerts to raise funds for children with autism in Hanoi and people living with HIV/AIDS in Ho Chi Minh City will be held on May 23 and May 25 respectively.

These concerts, organized by the Embassy of Ireland in conjunction with the Vietnam Performing Arts Center, will showcase some of Ireland's finest instrumentalists and dancers, including Athena Tergis, Mick Moloney, John Murphy, and Niall O'Leary, the World Champion of Irish step dance.

The artists will play various instruments such as the fiddle, flute, tenor banjo, concertina and bodhran, delivering both traditional Irish tunes dated back to several hundred years old to pieces written by contemporary composers.

Tickets are free but the concerts will fundraise through selling raffle tickets, which can be bought at the concerts for VND50,000 each. The money will benefit the Parents of Children with Autism in Hanoi and the Life Center in HCMC.

Tickets in Hanoi can be obtained at L'Espace, Goethe Institute and the Irish Embassy and those in HCMC can contact the Office of International Cooperation at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities or the Goethe Institute in District 3.

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