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A Concert in Havana

Dear Friends,

As Chairwoman of he Music Fund for Cuba I attended a recent meeting of the trustees. Rob Miller, Director of Cuban Solidarity had exciting news for us. The money raised at Kirsty’s concert in Shepherd&rquo;s Bush last year has enabled the delapidated theatre, The Miromar, to be completely restored. He is coming to our next reynion in October to thank you all and tell you more about it. The actor, Andy de la Torre, a new trustee and a friend of Kirsty’s, also hopes to join us. Both are going to Havana in November to chgeck the completion and if it is final, there will be a celebration next Spring in the theatre, a mixture of British and Cuban artistes.

Billy Bragg hopes to go if dates are right. The auditorium will have ‘Kirsty MacColl’ across the front of it. We have no definite dates yet but it could be the end of April or in March. Rest assured you will be the first to know. My family hope to go. I think Kirsty would be very shy but so proud of your endeavours in defeating this ridiculous embargo.

Jean MacColl

Tribute Concert 10.10.10

To mark the 10th year since Kirsty’s death there was a rather wonderful tribute concert in London on the evening of 10th October 2010. The ensemble did justice to Kirsty and then some – highights included appearances from Alison Moyet, Kim Wilde, Brooke Supple, Amy Macdonald, Billy Bragg and Catherine Tate.