NO REPRO FEE 15/11/2018 Irish artists release charity single. **Embargo Friday 16 November** Pictured are Galia Arad, Roisin O, Loah, Cathy Davey and The High Hopes Choir. Irish musicians and music industry professionals have come together as 'Street lights' to release a charity single and album to generate funds in support of 3 Irish Homeless Charities - Peter McVerry Trust, Simon Community Ireland and Focus Ireland. All profits of the single and album will go directly to rehoming and rehousing on a national level. People can also text street lights to 50300 to donate €4 to the Street Lights Project. The Street Lights collective have released Simon and Garfunkel's classic single 'Homeward Bound available for download now. Produced and arranged by Cian Boylan, the single features The High hopes Choir, Gary Lightbody, Cathy Davey, Villagers, Loah, Bono, Roisin O, Join Me In The Pines, Saint Sister and Colm Mac Con Iomaire. The single 'Homeward Bound' is followed by the release of the full 'Street Lights' album on 7 December and features songs from Bell X1, Snow Patrol, Saint Sister, Richard Hawley with Lisa Hannigan, James Vincent McMorrow, Damien Dempsey, Luka Bloom, Villagers, Stephen James Smith, David Gray, The Frames, Lisa O'Neill, Glenn & Ronan and Celtic Woman. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov / Photocall Ireland

Villagers and Cathy Davey Among A Host Of Irish Musicians For Christmas Charity Single

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Ireland’s musicians and music industry professionals have come together as ‘Street Lights’ to release a charity single and record in support of Irish homeless charities.

A host of Ireland’s musicians have joined forces as ‘Street Lights‘ to create a single and album to generate funds for the most vulnerable, our homeless. Peter McVerry Trust, Simon Community Ireland and Focus Ireland will be the recipients of all profits of the single and album sales, which they have agreed will go directly to rehoming and rehousing on a national level.

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The Street Lights collective, consisting of artists and Irish Music Industry professionals, have come together to record and release Simon and Garfunkel’s classic single ‘Homeward Bound‘. Recorded in Camden Studios with producer/arranger Cian Boylan, the single features performances from a host of prolific artists including The High Hopes Choir, Gary Lightbody, Cathy Davey, Villagers, Loah, Bono, Roisin O, Join Me In The Pines, Saint Sister, Colm Mac Con Iomaire. Street Lights single ‘Homeward Bound‘ is available across all digital platforms now and is followed by the release of the full ‘Street Lights’ album in December. People can also text street lights to 50300 if they would like to donate €4 to the Street Lights Project.

15 songs have been carefully selected by artists and organisers to feature on the self titled album ‘Street Lights’ which will be released on Friday 7 December. The album features songs from Bell X1, Snow Patrol, Saint Sister,  Richard Hawley with Lisa Hannigan, James Vincent McMorrow, Damien Dempsey, Luka Bloom, Villagers, Stephen James Smith, David Gray, The Frames, Lisa O’Neill, Glenn & Ronan and Celtic Woman.

Speaking about the stunning single and upcoming album release, The High Hopes Choir said, 

 “It’s been such a joy to work with so many amazing musicians, artists and people from across the music industry to release this single and album to the public. We hope they love it as much as we all do, and buy it to help our homeless citizens.”

The single ‘homeward bound’ is available on all digital platforms now and the record ‘street lights’ will be released Friday 7 december.

You can donate from your phone by texting street lights to 50300 to donate €4. Texts costs €4.

Focus Ireland, Simon community and Peter Mcverry trust between them will receive a minimum of €3.60.  The service provider: Like charity. Helpline: 076 6805278.

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