NEW YORK, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael Londra, former lead singer of Riverdance on Broadway, announced the release of a new single recorded to help in the fight against world hunger and in particular the work of Concern Worldwide US. Concern is a humanitarian organization with over 3,500 personnel dedicated to the relief, assistance and advancement of people in the least developed areas of the world. The music single, which is available through iTunes and Concern's Web site (www.concernusa.org) includes a version of "Danny Boy" hailed by the Irish Emigrant as one of best ever recorded and an original piece entitled "Star of Cartagena." "I experienced Concern's work firsthand during a trip to Haiti which allowed me to gain a unique perspective on the world's poor and suffering," said Londra. "While I was aghast at the conditions there I was also inspired by Concern's work and immediately asked myself what I could do." Londra's recordings are a combination of musical artistry, a call to action and a message of hope. A collaborative effort between Enterprise Ireland, The National Association of Celtic Buyers and Green Linnet, the single has been released nationwide and coincides with Concern's 24-hour Fast on October 14, 2005. "Michael has used the gift of his voice to raise awareness for Concern and the tireless efforts of our dedicated personnel," stated Siobhan Walsh, Executive Director, Concern Worldwide US. "We're thrilled that 100 percent of the proceeds from this single will go directly to Concern's efforts to fight hunger around the world." Recently Londra was featured as the lead singer in Oscar-winning composer John Debney's Passion of the Christ Symphony. The proceeds from the concert, held in Los Angeles on September 11, 2005, are being donated to the American Red Cross to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina. About Concern Worldwide US Concern is a non-denominational, not-for-profit humanitarian organization headquartered at 104 East 40th Street, Rm. 903, NY, NY 10016. Founded in 1968 in response to the Biafra famine, Concern is committed to the relief, assistance and advancement of people in the least developed areas of the world. Concern has over 3,500 personnel working in 30 developing countries and has international headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with regional offices in New York, Chicago, London, Glasgow, and Belfast. For further information please call 212-557-8000, or 1-800-59-CONCERN or visit our Web site www.concernusa.org. To arrange an interview with Michael Londra please contact Tom Evrard at (212) 850-5624.
SOURCE Concern Worldwide US