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Acclaimed Irish tenor will perform at annual Bob Baines' Blarney Breakfast


MANCHESTER - World-renowned Irish tenor Anthony Kearns will perform at the Bob Baines' 13th annual Blarney Breakfast, hosted by former Manchester mayor Bob Baines.

The event will be at 7 a.m. on March 13 at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, with music, a live auction and great food all to benefit Special Olympics New Hampshire, the American Red Cross and the Shirley Brulotte Fund.

The Shirley Brulotte Fund was established in memory of Bob's sister. The fund assists refugees with their transition to the United States and is administered by the International Institute of New Hampshire.

Since its inception in 2001, the event has raised approximately $500,000 for the charities. Gov. Maggie Hassan will attend, along with Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas, the honorary chair of the event. Also performing will be inspirational singer Christopher Duffley. There will be a special appearance by the New Hampshire Police Association Fife and Drum Band.

Anthony Kearns has a busy solo career touring several times each year in both Ireland and the U.S., and tours at least twice annually with The Irish Tenors. Along with The Irish Tenors, Kearns has performed in many of the most prestigious venues in America, including Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Madison Square Garden, Boston's Fleet Pavilion, The Hollywood Bowl and on the grounds of the Capitol.

Kearns has frequently sung at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin and often performs with the National Symphony Orchestra. He is regularly invited to sing at the National Concert Halls in Dublin and Limerick.

For ticket and sponsorship information, contact Ashley Lawson at New Hampshire Special Olympics by calling 624-1250 or visit the website at www.blarneybreakfast.com.

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