Published Wednesday, 20 March 2013
Christy Moore will perform for the Dalai Lama in April. (© UTV)
The world renowned singer has been confirmed to perform at Children in Crossfire's 'Culture of Compassion' event, to mark the visit of His Holiness, 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet.
The event will see 2,500 people coming together for the concert.
As well as a performance from Christy Moore and an address from His Holiness the Dalai Lama, there will also be an eclectic mix of music, poetry, story, dialogue and dance.
Colm Mac Con Iomaire, Rainbow School of Dance, Encore Contemporary Choir and The Longtower Folk Group will also be performing.
Richard Moore, Director of Children in Crossfire said: "We are delighted that Christy Moore has agreed to be part of our 'Culture of Compassion' event. Christy is a fantastic ambassador for Irish music and indeed for a culture of compassion."
Christy Moore has a long standing connection with Mr Moore and has recorded a song about him.
Christy is a fantastic ambassador for Irish music and indeed for a culture of compassion.
Richard Moore, Director of Children in Crossfire
The late Christie Hennessy wrote the song called 'When Will We Learn' based on the unique relationship between Richard and the Dalai Lama.
This song was then recorded by Christie Hennessy, Christy Moore and his brother Luka Bloom.
Christy has also written and recorded many songs about social injustice and has a close affiliation to a number of charitable organisations.
He said he was 'honoured' to have been invited to take part in the event.
He added: "His Holiness, the Dalai Lama is a spiritual leader who knows and understands the power of compassion, healing and forgiveness.
"I am also delighted to be associated with such a wonderful organisation that is doing fantastic work helping vulnerable children in other parts of the world."
Children in Crossfire's 'Culture of Compassion' event will take place in The Venue in Ebrington on 18th April.