The Registered Charity All Set Cross Cultural Project delivers an outreach programme - FastTrad to the wider community of Portadown. The programme promotes the learning of traditional music to local communities, involving all ages. Weekly instrumental classes and annual workshops advance the education and performance of the traditional arts. FastTrad highlights the promotion of good relations and focuses on sharing in the common interest of a vibrant cultural tradition.
Why we need help
FastTrad aims to enable students to access an instrument and endeavours to have more classes for uileann pipes, harps, concertinas, flutes etc. However these instruments are very expensive to buy when just starting out. We aim to have a selection of beginners instruments for hire that will allow students to develop their skill before moving on. To hire an instrument is an enormous benefit for students starting out.
How your Donation will Help
FastTrad is applying for funding towards purchasing instruments however the Charity will have to raise 25% of the amount applied for. The Charity will be using some of its small amount of reserves towards the overall costs but is looking for support in raising the remaining amount. The more we raise the more instruments we may be able to purchase.
Access to a wider selection of instruments will enable FastTrad to develop a bigger sound involving more students of all ages from Portadown plus hinterland to excel to performance level.
Any donations will be used specifically towards the purchase of these instruments which will allow FastTrad to deliver a wider array of classes and develop Traditional Music within the area.
If our application for funding is unsuccessful all donations will be returned
FastTrad Classes take place on Mondays from 4.30pm in St John the Baptist's College Portadown
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All Set Cross Cultural Project is a registered charity in Northern Ireland No: 102212