Fans raise money for George Donaldson’s daughter

Fans of Celtic Thunder have got behind a campaign to raise money to help the daughter of the late George Donaldson continue her musical education.

George Donaldson - founder member of Celtic group Celtic Thunder

George Donaldson

A booster campaign was launched by the George Donaldson Street Team. They have put T-Shirts up for sale on the booster website with the hope of selling 50 items by 1st June. However, at the time of writing, 64 fans have already bought a shirt and there are still 26 days to go.

The T-shirt was designed by Holly Ross and features a silhouette style picture of Donaldson that contains a number of words and song titles associated with the singer such as ‘Scotland’, ‘The White Rose’, ‘Glasgow’ and ‘The World in My Mind’.

T-shirt for the Sarah Donaldson Education Fund

T-shirt for the Sarah Donaldson Education Fund

Donaldson was a member of the hugely successful folk group Celtic Thunder. He passed away earlier this year following a heart attack aged just 46. He left behind his wife Carolyn and 13-year-old daughter Sarah.

The proceeds of campaign will be paid directly to Carolyn Donaldson for Sarah’s Education Fund.

If you would like to buy a T-shirt or make a donation you can visit the Sarah Donaldson Education Fund page.


Written by Michael Kehoe

Michael Kehoe

Michael Kehoe is a writer for Irish Music Daily and Ireland Calling.
His favourite Irish Music bands are Flogging Molly and the Dropkick Murphys.
You can follow him on Twitter and

Michael Kehoe

Michael Kehoe is a writer for Irish Music Daily and Ireland Calling. His favourite Irish Music bands are Flogging Molly and the Dropkick Murphys. You can follow him on Twitter and

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