Sunday, 17 December 2017

News: A Co-Present Christmas for PIETA HOUSE

A CoPresent Christmas for PIETA HOUSE

Info: Irish music radio show The Co-Present on Dublin Digital Radio have compiled a 15 track album of Christmas songs by an eclectic mix of Irish Artists. 

"Christmas is a time of year when friends and family come together and enjoy each others company. Unfortunately, for some, it is a time of remembrance for those we have lost and for others a time of loneliness and sadness. We at Pieta House are trying every day to break the cycle of suicide and self-harm and to comfort those who have lost a loved one. 

This album, from the first note to the last chorus, signifies a great hope. Pieta House strives for an Ireland where suicide, self-harm and stigma have been replaced by hope, self-care and acceptance. Finally to everyone involved with the album we extend our gratitude, that you have given your time and energy to help those who need our services and to know that you are changing lives." Pieta House. 

Featuring contributions from Villagers, Ailbhe Reddy, Jack O'Rourke, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Columbia Mills, Session Motts and many more (see track listing below). A Co-Present Christmas sees covers of classic tracks from The Pretenders, Frankie Goes To Hollywood, Joni Mitchell as well as some old Christmas favourites and two original songs. 

All proceeds from the album and live events will be donated to Pieta House Suicide and Self Harm Crisis Centre. Freephone - 1800 247 247. 

A Co-Present Christmas | Tracklisting: 

Hvmmingbyrd – God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen 
Villagers - White Christmas 
Montauk Hotel – 2000 Miles 
Elephant – River 
Session Motts – Oh No It's Xmas! 
Jack O'Rourke ft: Graham White – The Power Of Love 
Maria Doyle Kennedy – Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas 
Cloud Castle Lake - Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire 
Lemoncello – Walking In The Air 
I Have A Tribe – I Have A Tribe Christmas Song 
Ailbhe Reddy – Stay Another Day 
Tanjier – Merry Christmas Everybody 
Columbia Mills - Blue Christmas 
Junior Brother - Oh Holy Night 
Marlene Enright – Auld Lang Syne


Digital download via Bandcamp  for €10 https://thecopresent.bandcamp.com/album/a-co-present-christmas-3

CDs

Physical copies of the album will also cost €10 and are available from the following record shops nationwide;

Tower Dublin (Dublin)
Classified Records (Dundalk)
Steamboat Records (Limerick)
Plugd (Cork)
OMG at Zhivago (Galway)
Record Room (Sligo)

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