Overtones: How bitter sweet it is to be coming to Cork!

Overtones: How bitter sweet it is to be coming to Cork!
Ryan and Kate, Down Syndrome Cork, help the Lord Mayor, Cllr Tony Fitzgerald, KC from 96 FM, Geraldine and Audrey Matley launch the Centre's fundraising concert featuring the Overtones and Gemma Sugrue which will be held at City Hall on 12 th. June. Incorporated will be a tribute to former Overtones band member the late Timmy Matley from Farranree. Picture: Mike English

THE Overtones have announced that they will come to Cork next month to fulfil the concert their bandmate Tim Matley had organised before he tragically passed away.

The international harmony group will perform at Cork City Hall on June 12 to raise funds for the Down Syndrome Centre Cork (DSC Cork).

The Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Tony Fitzgerald and Timmy Matley of The Overtones meeting to discuss the planned concert just weeks before he passed away.
The Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Tony Fitzgerald and Timmy Matley of The Overtones meeting to discuss the planned concert just weeks before he passed away.

Tim Matley, from the northside of Cork, had been organising the concert when he tragically died in the UK last month.

In response, his bandmates said they want to come to Cork to perform at the fundraiser.

“Cork is a city that has always and will always be deep in our hearts because of our beloved friend and brother Timmy Matley,” Lachie Chapman of The Overtones said.

“Timmy was organising this concert for The Down Syndrome Centre Cork when he died and although our hearts are broken, the show simply must go on.

“We are very proud to honour this concert and couldn’t think of a warmer-hearted city than Cork to help raise funds for this wonderful cause,” added Mr Chapman.

Before he died, Timmy Matley said he was blown away by the unity of the parents who run the DSC Cork charity.

The DSC Cork was founded in 2017 in response to a recognised need in the south for the provision of facilities and support for families and carers of young children with Down syndrome.

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