Water for Life album

 

Occasionally I look up what Wells for Zoe are doing, on google!!!

I came across this website with a little piece about us, tonight

http://www.folkworks.org/columns/grace-notes-linda-dewar/40619-fare-thee-well-2012

An American now living in Scotland, Linda Dewar is a singer-songwriter and a player of various stringed and wind instruments. Besides being a solo performer, she is half of a duo with Scottish singer Douglas Craik, plays in an occasional ceilidh band, and is a founding member of the revue Simply Burns

We all know that music can be a powerful tool for bringing about positive change. One of the best examples of this is a project called Wells for Zoe, a small, Irish, sustainable development organisation working with some of the world’s poorest people in Northern Malawi. Their main focus is on providing water for small rural villages, but this has led to involvement in irrigation and natural farming as well. Several years ago, they opened Lusangazi farm, which is primarily a research and teaching farm.

 Wells for Zoe was founded in 2005 by John and Mary Coyne, who are the parents of Irish banjo player Eamonn Coyne (Treacherous Orchestra, Salsa Celtica and more). In 2009, Eamonn brought together some of Scotland, Ireland and North America’s finest musicians and produced a CD called Wells for Zoe, with 100% of the profits going directly to the charity. The artists include Karine Polwart, Salsa Celtica, Crooked Still, John Doyle, Paul Brady, Kris Drever, Dougie Maclean, among others, and it’s a great album even without the added bonus of helping a worthy cause. It’s available for purchase from the Wells for Zoe web site, and also from Compass Records.

Still going strong in the US and on I found it on many radio station playlists. Nice One!!

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