Author: Age NI
Published on 11 November 2010 12:00 AM
The Age NI Christmas concert, in association with M&S at the Ulster Hall, has a new addition to the line up in the form of Muriel Day, a Newtownards born singer who represented Ireland at the Eurovision in 1969 and is now returning to the spotlight with a new single.
Age NI, the new charity combining Age Concern NI and Help the Aged in Northern Ireland, is staging the fundraising Christmas concert on 2 December as part of a Spread the Warmth appeal to raise vital funds to improve the lives of older people throughout Northern Ireland. Muriel’s career has seen her become an established member of the showband circuit performing with the Dave Glover Band. She also starred in the movie Billy Liar and sang the blues and big diva hits from the likes of Tina Turner and Dusty Springfield. Now she’s ready to take to the stage with George Jones, Philomena Begley, the Nathan Carter Band and Susan McCann for a festive night to remember.
Muriel said, ‘I’m delighted to be supporting the Age NI Spread the Warmth appeal by performing at the concert. I’m really looking forward to appearing on stage at the Ulster Hall for such a good cause and launching my new single on such a fabulous occasion. It’s great to know that my performance will support the incredible work that Age NI does to help vulnerable older people in Northern Ireland.’
Siobhan Casey, Director of Marketing at Age NI added, ‘We are delighted that Muriel is supporting the Age NI Christmas concert on 2 December. Our Spread the Warmth appeal exists to raise awareness of the vulnerability of older people here during the winter season. Given that almost two thirds of older people in Northern Ireland live in fuel poverty, we hope our appeal will not only raise valuable funds to support our work, but also encourage people to call in on their older family, friends and neighbours during the winter and make sure that they are safe, warm and well.’