Press release: Maher Zain to perform in Dublin

PRESS RELEASE: Maher Zain, multi-platinum artist, to perform in Dublin on 2nd November 2013 in aid of Human Appeal International Ireland’s work in Syria

DATE: 14th October 2013

Today, Human Appeal International Ireland announced the concert date for Maher Zain, an R n B and nasheed artist in the National Basketball Arena in Dublin. MZ will perform at this one night only event on the 2nd of November 2013 in aid of Human Appeal International Ireland’s humanitarian relief efforts in Syria. He is taking part in a UK and Ireland tour and this is the first time the Swedish-Lebanese star will be performing live in Ireland.

Speaking after returning from a trip to accompany October’s flour delivery for 300,000 people in Idleb Province in Syria, Fiona Duffy said, ‘The importance of Irish people’s generosity to helping the people displaced by the Syrian conflict cannot be overstated. I arrived Tuesday into Idleb and was overwhelmed by the numbers of people living in conditions with literally the clothes on their back. This concert is set to raise upwards of €100,000 to go directly towards providing clothes and food. I would ask everyone to buy a ticket, even if they can’t attend just to support us. The connection between donations sent from Ireland to Syria is very direct, we collect the money here and five hours away by flight it is being put into action on the ground providing basic but real help to people who are not in a position to help themselves. Maher Zains performance will be a very enjoyable way to give towards our Syrian project and help others.”

Tickets are available http://humanappeal.ie/news/sounds-of-light-concert-2013/ or by phone 012910006 and the Library in Griffith College Dublin. They will also be available on the day at the National Basketball Arena box office. Tickets cost €20 each or 5 for the price of 4. Family tickets (2 adults and 2 children 16 or under) are €50 and special deal of 5 for 4 are only available from the NBA box office or by 'phone.

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Human Appeal Ireland is a Dublin based, non denominational charity that works in crisis relief and sustainable development in Mali, Syria, Burma and elsewhere. It also fundraises for Irish focused charities and good causes.