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
"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
To arrange an interview with Michael Londra please contact Tom Evrard at
SOURCE Concern Worldwide US