SPRINGFIELD, Va. – The national military nonprofit Hope For The Warriors is hosting a virtual St. Patrick’s Day concert featuring Celtic Tenor John McDermott. Family tickets for the 75-minute concert are $25 with all proceeds going to support military families through Hope For The Warriors. Once purchased, a link for the virtual concert will be emailed and ready for viewing March 17.
McDermott is known for singing Irish and Scottish ballads and has recorded more than 25 albums, three of which have gone platinum while another has reached double platinum status and another achieving triple platinum ranking. The Canadian performer has received the U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s Bob Hope Award for his support for veterans’ causes.
An advocate for veterans, McDermott’s father served in the Royal Air Force with several other close relatives serving and making the ultimate sacrifices in the U.S. and Canadian militaries. In 2010, he was awarded a Minister of Veterans Affairs Commendation for his work on behalf of veterans. He is also an honorary member of the War Amps of Canada.
Other performers of the Hope For The Warriors St. Patrick’s Day concert include:
- Davy Spilane
- Laoise Kelly (Harp/2020 Irish Musician of the Year)
- The Pilatzke Brothers (from the Chieftains) with Cara Butler (Cheiftains)
- Mickey McConnell (Only Our Rivers Run Free)
- Meabh Begley (Button Accordion /Vocals)
- Breanndann Begley
- George Canyon
- Jerry O’Dullivan (Uilleann pipes) New York
- Rosie MacKenzie (Fiddle)
- Darcy Broderick (Founding Member of Irish Descendants)
- Dala/Amanda Walther & Sheila Carabine
“In a time where we’re all missing gathering with friends and families, we’re excited about this virtual St. Patrick’s Day concert, providing households a way to safely celebrate together at home,” said Robin Kelleher, co-founder and president/CEO of Hope For The Warriors. “John McDermott is known for his exquisite renderings of Irish and Scottish ballads and patriotic songs — and for his commitment to Hope For The Warriors and military families and we can’t thank him enough for headlining this event!”
Hope For The Warriors offers a wide variety of virtual capabilities to serve the military community including clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation and transition services.
To purchase a ticket to the virtual concert, visit hopeforthewarriors.org/2021johnmcdemottconcert.
About Hope For The Warriors: Founded in 2006, Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for post-9/11 veterans, service members and military families. Since its inception, Hope For The Warriors has served over 36,000 through a variety of support programs focused on clinical health and wellness, sports and recreation and transition. One of the nonprofit’s first programs, Military Spouse and Caregiver Scholarships, has awarded over 155 scholarships to caregivers and families of the fallen. For more information, visit hopeforthewarriors.org, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.