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Afro Celts are performing at the Fáilte Session in Dublin, a celebration of the 10 new countries joining the EU.
The Fáilte Session is a 40 minute programme of music, readings and performance to be broadcast on the evening of the Day of Welcomes, 1st May 2004. Some of Irelands best traditional musicians are joined by their counterparts from the 10 accession countries in a musical celebration with readings by special guests on the theme of welcome.
The Afro Celts will perform 2 songs, Lagan and Collossuss, at the start and end of the programme.
May 1st 2004 is the day when 75 million people in Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia, join the E.U.
The show will be broadcast from the Great Hall of the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham in front of an audience of 250 invited guests from the communities in Ireland of the 10 new countries.
Joining the Afro Celts will be The Chieftains,
Sharon Shannon, Musicians from Accession States, Balor Dance Group and Rita Ann Higgins .