A musical fundraiser for refugees near Newtown has been a success

Internationally renowned musicians performing at an arts venue near Caersws have been a ‘resounding success’ after raising hundreds of books for those affected by war in Ukraine.

Cefn Coch-based American-born singer-songwriter Jeb Loy Nichols performed alongside multi-instrumentalist and producer Clovis Phillips, from Mochdire, near Newtown.

The duo were also joined by special guest and popular Welsh singer Dai Robs at the first live music event of 2022 at Mid Wales Arts on March 19.

A spokesperson for Mid Wales Arts said: ‘The Mid Wales gig was incorporated ahead of their European tour in April. The evening was a resounding success with all proceeds from the bar, raffle and donations raising £272.22 for DEC’s humanitarian appeal in Ukraine. »

The next concert will be on Saturday May 7 with Michael Weston King and Oliver James Lomax. For more information, see Mid Wales Arts’ Eventbrite page.

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