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 Pieta House strives for an Ireland where suicide, self-harm and stigma have been replaced by hope, self-care and acceptance.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.
The album will premier digitally via Nialler9 today, December 1st with a live launch happening on Saturday, December 9th at Drop Dead Twice, Francis Street, Dublin 8 where we will sell physical copies of the album and see performances from contributing artists, Session Motts, Junior Brother, Columbia Mills, I Have A Tribe, Tanjier and more. Tickets for the live event cost €10.00 and are available from Dice Ireland via the event page.
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
Physical copies of the album will also cost €10 and are available from the following record shops nationwide
and at the LIVE EVENT IN DUBLIN ON DEC 9TH