Peter Norris Music is holding a third annual gala charity concert on Friday at St Andrew’s Church, Douglas, starting at 7.30 pm.
It is in aid of Robert Owne House
Tickets are priced at £5, and there will be a draw for the lucky ticket holder who will be presented with a bottle of champagne. This will be drawn during the interval.
The first half of the evening will once again feature Keyboards-R-Us, with Jimmy Maddocks piano/vocals Eric Kelly keyboards/vocals, and Granville Christie, vocals, who fronts the ensemble as they play music from the 40s 50s and 60s.
There will be a bit of humour as well as audience participation singing along to some well-known tunes.
The second half of the evening will be opened by Anita J making a welcome return, and singing songs that organisers promise will ‘get your feet a-tapping’.
Next, Brendan McLaughlin plays his guitar as he sings a selection of songs with a hint of country. Finally ‘Another Shade of Blue’ - Rachel Wild (vocals), Mark Burrows (guitar/bass), and Steve Gray (piano) who will perform some well-known melodies.
Tea and coffee will be served during the interval (50p).
On arrival, the audience will be invited to buy raffle tickets for the many prizes on offer.
The draw will take place before the start of the second half.
The concert tickets are available from The Friends of Robert Owen House on 622314; The Artistes; Oxfam Shop, Castle Street; Peter Norris Music, Bucks Road; and Peter Norris on 493039 e-mail: email@example.com, or at the door.
Robert Owen House is in the grounds of Broadgreen Hospital, Liverpool, and it offers overnight accommodation to the relatives of Manx patients who are receiving life-saving heart, lung or thoracic treatment or surgery in the hospital.
Apart from the modest overnight room charge, Robert Owen House relies on fund raising to finance the yearly overheads involved in maintaining this facility.
Isle of Man residents occupy 50 per cent of the available bed nights.