Dublin, February 2012— One week after pledging to dedicate a portion of sales, Irish Music ambassador, Paddy Moloney is speaking out about his connection to the Alltech Sustainable Haiti Project. In October, 2010 Paddy Moloney and The Chieftains met and performed with a Haitian children’s choir during the 2010 Alltech® FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Lexington, KY. Paddy made a deep connection to the choir and the project and is hoping to continue this connection with a monetary donation. Proceeds of sales from “The Chieftains in Orbit” from the album, “Voice of Ages”, will go directly into the Alltech Sustainable Haiti Project.
Within 48 hours of Haiti’s devastating earthquake in January 2010, Dr. Pearse Lyons, president and founder of Alltech, was in Haiti identifying opportunities for the company’s involvement. Today the Alltech Sustainable Haiti Project includes financial responsibility as well as renovations for a grade school in northern Haiti and the resurrection of the country’s 100% shade-grown Arabica coffee. Organically grown and fair trade certified, Alltech’s coffee is hand-picked, which provides a sustainable livelihood for the people of Haiti with all proceeds from this project going directly to the thousands of families working for the co-op.
Moloney wants to pledge the profits from “The Chieftains in Orbit” and $1000 immediately for support of relief, and rebuilding efforts in Haiti. He says, “…After meeting and appearing before the kind benefactor, Dr Pearse Lyons, a fellow Dubliner, who sponsored our performance in Kentucky a few years ago, he changed our lives and introduced us to these 40 beautiful little children and choir. We’d like to give back a little something. “
For more information on Alltech’s Sustainable Haiti Project and how you can make your own contribution to Haiti, please visit www.alltech.com/philanthropy/sustainable-haiti-project.
Further information about The Chieftains and their new album Voice of Ages, can be found at www.thechieftains.com
About The Chieftains:
After 50 remarkable years as the world’s most influential and successful traditional Irish folk band, some might expect Paddy Moloney and The Chieftains to rest on well-earned laurels with a weighty box-set career overview, but that’s not the way they decided to treat the momentous milestone. Instead they used their tradition-steeped, sparkling musicianship to once again explore new and unusual passageways. The Chieftains in their 50th year with the release of Voice of Ages, finds the band collaborating with some of modern music’s fastest rising artists, reinterpreting for old and new generations alike, what the music means today while hinting where it might lead tomorrow.
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