Brian McIntyre's SingSongCycle Event:
Date: 02-07-2011

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My Personal Message

Hey Guys,

Thanks for visiting my personal fundraising page. With SingSongCycle, I'm bringing Irish music to towns in the USA by holding Irish music evenings as I bike the 4,250 miles from coast to coast across the USA. I'm also taking the opportunity to talk about a truly inspiring Irish charity which brings music tuition to children and their families in Crumlin, a suburb of Dublin.

The St Agnes’ Music Crumlin charity is a very worthy cause and I very much appreciate all support in helping raise funds for this charity.

Please read a few words about this charity below. You can donate using the "sponsor me now" button below via credit or debit card. As all donations are in euros, suppoters in the USA may wish to check with their credit or debit card provider for the current $US exchange rate. You can be assured that your transaction on the website is very secure. You will automatically receive an e-mail from me thanking you for your support, and acknowledging the amount of your donation. Any donation, no matter how small, is deeply appreciated.

Many thanks in advance for your support!


St Agnes’ Music Crumlin

St Agnes' Primary School Violin Project started in September 2006. St Agnes' Community Youth Orchestra was launched in March 2007 during European Year of Equal Opportunity for Everyone.  The project is truly inclusive. It fulfils the vision of Sister Bernadette Sweeney, who wants every child to have the chance to find their inner creativity. Every child in St Agnes’ School, including 60 Early Start children and boys’ classes from Scoil Colm – a total of more than 400 children – receive weekly violin lessons.  Instruments and tuition are provided for the children without a charge to parents/guardians. No child is disadvantaged by the inability of parents/guardians to support an out-of-school activity, to buy an instrument or to pay for tuition. As boys from St Agnes’ School move at 2nd Class to Scoil Colm, they continue to be part of the project, crossing the road on Wednesdays for their violin lessons.

Research from round the world shows that cognitive development, literacy, numeracy skills and attention focus benefit from learning a musical instrument at a young age. By introducing the programme from Early Start through to 6th class, every child experiences these benefits, supported by music teachers and class teachers. The support of the whole school staff has been key to the development of the project. The children start to read music from 2nd Class. The project continues to support the young players as they move to secondary school.

My Online Sponsors to Date

Name Date Type Amount Comment
Billy Cunningham 17-11-2011 Donation €159.00 Thanks for visiting Quail Ridge Golf Course in Baker City, Oregon !
Betsy Ledin 01-09-2011 Donation €35.01 -
Kathy Mincz 30-08-2011 Donation €16.00 Kathy in Virginia wishes all the best to you and your family.
Anonymous 27-08-2011 Donation €50.00 -
Jean Callanan 24-08-2011 Donation €50.00 Brian. I love the way you live you dream!!! Buen camino. Jean and Mano
Anonymous 18-08-2011 Donation €25.00 Enjoying reading about your progress online and in the Irish Times today. Well done! N&J
brian McIntyre 17-08-2011 Donation €79.00 From Pastor Henry and the congregation of Zion Lutheran Church, Hutchinson KS
brian McIntyre 17-08-2011 Donation €63.00 From Hutchinson gig, where Matt, Rob and families played a bluegrass version of Dirty Old Town
brian McIntyre 17-08-2011 Donation €61.00 From the Fairplay Hotel in Colorado where Brian played piano and the waiters danced Riverdance
brian McIntyre 17-08-2011 Donation €77.00 From the Riverside Motel singsong with roasted marshmallows (Ennis, Montana)
brian McIntyre 17-08-2011 Donation €24.00 From Maryellen's restaurant, Baker City, OR
Anthony Hunter 14-08-2011 Donation €30.00 I'll sing the 4th verse if you tell me what a "fulbline horse's hide" is!
Anonymous 09-08-2011 Donation €50.00 Its a flat cycle ride, right?
Anonymous 07-08-2011 Donation €10.00 "Music in the soul can be heard by the universe". I'm very proud of you B. Love Ruth x
Ciara Tallon 05-08-2011 Donation €10.00 Best of luck Brian - great idea and a great cause! parents & children alike benefit from the School.
Anonymous 03-08-2011 Donation €100.00 With all our love and support from the ole folk in Garrylucas :)
Anonymous 03-08-2011 Donation €50.00 Brian keep going you are doing great. Luv the 2nd Sis xx
Brendan Leonard 24-07-2011 Donation €50.00 There`s a case study in this somewhere....
Marisa Gibler 23-07-2011 Donation €104.00 Collected from the Grangeville Idaho audience. Thank you for the wonderful evening!
Anonymous 15-07-2011 Donation €50.00 no bother cycling 4,000 odd miles, you started practicing for it a long, long time ago!
Anonymous 09-07-2011 Donation €50.00 Best wishes. A valuable cause. No doubt you'll lift many a spirit with your song.
Alan Reid 05-07-2011 Donation €20.00 The very best of luck Brian.
Anonymous 03-07-2011 Donation €10.00 Inspirational...
Anonymous 19-06-2011 Donation €50.00 Sisterly love and luck all the way, enjoy
Anonymous 14-06-2011 Donation €100.00 This donation is to provide revenge for my Mum, who suffered 3 kids learning the violin ;-)
Anonymous 13-06-2011 Donation €50.00 I've nothing witty to say. Sorry! too much work to do!
Anonymous 13-06-2011 Donation €50.00 Best of luck in the USA Brian; sing like an angel - bike like a devil :-) R.