Voices for Down Syndrome Galway
Voices for Down Syndrome Galway is the Speech and Language Therapy side of the Galway Branch of Down Syndrome Ireland, it was established in 2005 by a group of parents of children with Down Syndrome. Our mission is the provision of Speech and Language Therapy for children and adults in Galway city and county with Down Syndrome. 1 in every 335 children born in Galway has Down Syndrome. Everyone with this condition suffers delayed development of speech and difficulty in articulation. Speech and Language Therapy, especially in childhood years, is critical to the development of adequate language skills. Prior to the establishment of Voices for Down Syndrome Galway there was a three-year waiting list for initial assessment for children of school age, while the service for adults was non-existent.
Our project is parent run by a small committee of volunteer parents.
We require €130,000 p.a. to run this service. We receive no government, institutional or Down Syndrome Ireland National Organisation funding. With the generous help of our supporters and families, the running costs of the project are raised through a mixture of fundraising events, charitable donations and corporate partnership.
Dolores Keane is one of the most loved interpreters of Irish song." The queen of the soul of Ireland, has a sacred voice."
Mairin Fahy & Yvonne Fahy feature in Ireland's Premier Music Song and Dance Experience "Trad on The Prom"
Monica & Anne Brennan have a unique style of performance, incorporating beautiful harmonies with a distinctive, unmistakable resonance. Anne also features in a new exciting band "Blás" who released their debut album this year and Monica also released her solo album "Timeless" this year
The Kane Sisters, Fiddle players of an extraordinary caliber, have been impressing audiences for a number of years now with their distinctive style of fiddle playing
Mairin de Brun features in Galway's own super band Backwest who released their debut album "The Long Walk" last year.
We will also be featuring many more "top local musicians" on the night and you can look forward to a great nights entertainment..
Venue; Monroe's Live Galway
Date; Jan 4th
Tickets; €15 + BF online /€20 on the door