The Irish singing group, Irish Women in Harmony have released their own Christmas single Together at Christmas, a charity single aimed to raise money for the ISPCC. All of the money raised from the song will go towards the charity along with text and online donations. Members from the group will also be performing the new song on The Late Late Show tomorrow night, the 20th of November on RTÉ.
The track premiered exclusively on Hotpress. Speaking to Hotpress, singer-songwriter and organiser of IWIH RuthAnne spoke about the track saying; “It’s been such a joy to write and produce our original Christmas song ‘Together At Christmas.’ Hearing all the amazing Irish female talent come together again has been the best Christmas gift! We’re also thrilled to work in support of Childline, which is a charity very close to all of our hearts. Irish Women in Harmony is hoping ‘Together at Christmas’ will bring joy and festive spirit to the Christmas season, which we all need this year more than ever.”
Returning for the single are 23 incredible Irish female artists, such as; Ailbhe Reddy, Aimée, Aine Cahill, Emma Langford, Erica Cody, Eve Belle, Faye O’Rourke, Fia Moon, Laoise, Lyra, Melina Malone, Moya Brennan, Roe, RuthAnne, Sibéal, Soulé, Stephanie Rainey, Tolu Makay, Una Healy and Wyvern Lingo. There will also be 4 new artists joining the group, they are Kehli, Lenii, Siights and Sophie Doyle Ryder.
The group will also include a tween choir of twelve young Irish singers. IWIH put a call out for the choir in September and received thousands of entries. The tween choir will include; Alisha Weir, Aoife Sweeney, Aoife Delany, Aurora McIntosh, Doireann McNally, Enya Cox, Joy & Priya Hobson, Keelyn Culligan, Molly Verdier, Molly McCann, Naoise Scully, Niamh Smith, Robyn Stack, Saoirse Ruane, Savannah Phoenix Munroe, Sky Dempsey, Sophie Bao Garraghy and Success Omochere.
The group originally formed in June for a cover of The Cranberries’ hit song Dreams in order to raise money for SAFE Ireland following the sharp rise in domestic violence reports in Ireland during the COVID-19 global lockdown. The song raised €250,000 for SAFE Ireland and has been in the top five Irish charts for over two months. The group was also set up to highlight the inequality in the Irish music industry, and have been very vocal about the recent report that showed the gender disparity in the Irish music charts.
The ISPCC is an Irish children’s charity that provides a range of services directly to children and families and advocates for change to enhance the lives of children in Ireland. The ISPCC runs a hotline where children can contact a confidential listening service to talk about the troubles and dangers they face by telephone, text and online, called Childline.
Together at Christmas is out now on all platforms. You can donate to the ISPCC by texting CHILDHOOD to 50300.