‘Switzer’s Windows’ a beautiful, original Christmas song written by hit songwriter Brendan Graham and performed by Hollywood actor and singer Patrick Bergin will receive its debut performance this week at a special launch event in Brown Tomas, Dublin. This nostalgic song is inspired by Brendan Graham’s childhood memories of visiting Switzers to view the magical Christmas windows and is sure to become a future classic Christmas song. The single will be released on Friday, December 7th and will be on sale in all Brown Thomas stores and brownthomas.com for €5 with 100% of the proceeds going to Barnardos Children’s Charity, in Ireland.
Joining Patrick Bergin, the legendary John Sheahan from The Dubliners brings his own special magic to the song as does Paul Harrington on piano. Neil Martin from Belfast adds to the musical warmth with his wonderful cello playing, while The Kylemore School of Music Children’s Choir, directed by Lisa McGuinness, joyously add lots of Christmas cheer. All have generously donated their time, talent and royalties, to benefit the work done by Barnardos.
Speaking about the song, Brendan said “I dedicate this song to all the parents who throughout the years brought this magical piece of Christmas to countless thousands of children from all over the country and, in the process helped create wonder…at Switzer’s Windows, on Grafton Street”.
Mary Gamble Director of Fundraising at Barnardos added, “Barnardos is delighted to be the beneficiaries of the magical song Switzers Window. Over the years, the Christmas visit into town to gaze at the magical windows of Switzers was the highlight of the Barnardos Christmas calendar for many of the children we worked with. It’s a fitting nod to the past that this wonderful memory is now helping support the children and families of Barnardos today”.
“The heritage of the store and the memories we make for peoples Christmas experience is always paramount for Brown Thomas and we want to continue to capture people’s imagination and be a part of their Christmas experience. Brown Thomas is delighted to sponsor the production and distribution of the single” said John Redmond, Brown Thomas Creative Director.
The track will also be available in digital format on iTunes and Spotify with proceeds going to the charity.