Year: 2023


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Ethiopia Deaf Project are delighted to present this fundraiser by John Spillane.

Supporting act: Cuisle Avondhu.

When: 23rd of September at 8PM.

Where: The Courtyard at The Arches, Mallow.

John Spillane is a musician, songwriter, performer, recording artist, storyteller, poet and dreamer. Rooted in people, place and story, his music transports the listener and his live performances captivate audiences around the world.

As an artist his music appeals to listeners across many genres and generations. His vocal style has a unique almost sean-nós like quality and his performances shimmer with the magic realism that permeates many of his songs as he effortlessly flits between beautiful poetry tinged with melancholy to roguish, irreverent humour. John has the ability to charm, mesmerise and entertain in equal measure.

A native of Cork, the County he lovingly describes as “the centre of the universe” and a source of huge creative influence throughout his career. John’s music is inspired by and encapsulates Irish traditional music in its contemporary form – a reflection of Ireland today.

A two-time Meteor Award winner for Best Folk/Trad act John is one of the most accomplished songwriters in Ireland. With an extensive back catalogue beginning with the 1997 album The Wells of the World, his songs have been covered by Christy Moore, Sharon Shannon, Sean Keane and many others.

Twelve albums later in April 2021, John released his first independent album in 20 years, 100 Snow White Horses.

In October 2022, John released ‘In Another Light’ a career spanning album recorded live at the Right Here Right Now Festival recorded at Cork Opera House in November 2021.


EDP Mega Food Hamper Raffle

Raffle Draw Date 13th May 2023

All proceeds of our raffle will go towards the medical needs of the students at ALDS.

Some of the fabulous hamper contents include:

  • Bottle of Red Wine
  • Bottle of White Wine
  • Luxury Cooking Sauces
  • Variety Box of Biscuits
  • Elite Chocolate Biscuits
  • Tayto Occasions
  • Box of Black Magic
  • Handcrafted Ethiopian Coffee
  • Selection box of Crackers
  • Luxury Relish
  • Much, much more..

PLEASE READ BEFORE ENTERING: By entering our Raffle, you are agreeing to the following terms and Conditions: The Prize can only be delivered to an Irish address, if you enter and provide an address outside of Ireland, the winner will be redrawn until an eligible entry is drawn and you will not be entitled to a refund for your ticket purchase.


Cake Sale & Coffee Morning

Save the date!
We’re having a Fundraiser Cake Sale and Coffee Morning in Holy Trinity Church on May 14th. Please come along and help us raise as much money as possible, meet the organisers, have a chat/coffee and enjoy a delicious cake too.


Volunteers Needed for Fundraising

EDP really need volunteers to help out with our upcoming fundraising event in May –

Weekend Event: Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th May
Take part in either or both!

Saturday 13th of May
Help us to prepare for our Cake Sale

  • Meet at 11am in the Lough Scout Hall (on the Ground of the Lough Church)
  • Address: Lough Rd, The Lough, Cork, T12 KT3K (214 bus from City Centre)
  • Help prepare Apple Tarts, Ice and Decorate Cakes (no experience required, step by step instructions given)

Sunday 14th of May
Cake Sale and Coffee morning at the Holy Trinity Church, City Centre, Cork

  • 7:30 – 13.30
  • Setting up for the Cake Sale (outside the Holy Trinity Church in the City Centre) and the room for the Tea / coffee morning (in a room at the side of the church)
  • Serving the tea/ coffee
  • Chatting to people
  • Clearing the table / Washing the ware
  • Serving the Cakes

If you can take part please comment below or email us on

Thank you!