Music school rallies behind four Lucan teachers from Ukraine
A MUSIC school with a third of it’s staff from the Ukraine, have rallied to support their colleagues and people suffering the terror of war in their country, reports Maurice Garvey.
It is a worrying time at Fermata School of Music in Lucan, which has 12 music teachers, four of whom are from the Ukraine, including Andrii, Anhelina, and Solomiya.
Another teacher at the school is currently trying to make it back to Ireland.
Fermata is operated by Polish couple Patrycja and Tomasz Mikiciuk, who told The Echo they “cannot stand by” and have organised a fundraiser in aid of children affected by war in Ukraine.
The music and art event will take place at Lucan Sarsfield GAA Club on March 19 at 6pm.
“There is no words to describe the cruelty we observe, and Fermata has been in some ways affected by this nonsense conflict,” said Tomasz.
“The fundraiser is for a charity that operates in the Ukraine. One of our teachers used when they were in the Ukraine.”
The charity is The City of Goodness, which supports vulnerable Ukrainian children and families.
Patrycja and Tomasz say a key aspect of their community-oriented music school business is helping others.
“We are asking all the lovely Lucan people to join us for a great evening filled with excellent live music, performed by our students and teachers, and most importantly, we will have a good time and raise money for a great cause,” said Tomasz.
The event will also feature cake and art stands, a raffle, donation boxes, art auctions and more.
Tickets are €15 for adults, free for students and children, and can be booked directly through Fermata School of Music office (phone: 621 8673) or on Eventbrite.