The John Murray Show Charity Christmas Single Climbs the Charts
All proceeds from the sale of 'When a Child is Born', featuring Sinéad O'Connor, Danny O'Reilly and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, go to mental health charity, AWARE
An Irish charity Christmas single, When a Child is Born by Sinead O’Connor and Danny O’Reilly of The Coronas with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, is rising steadily through the singles charts since its launch earlier this week. All proceeds from the sale of the single go to mental health charity, AWARE.
The single is taken from the album A Murray Christmas, which was compiled and produced by RTÉ Radio 1’s John Murray Show and features songs and inspirational readings from a host of Ireland’s brightest stars.
In a recent four star review of the album A Murray Christmas, Hotpress magazine wrote of the single: “The most notable performance here comes from Sinéad O’Connor and The Coronas’ Danny O’Reilly, who duet on a dramatically intense ‘When a Child is Born’ complete with sweeping orchestral backing.”
Sinead O’Connor says: “I am very involved in the idea of stigma-breaking around mental health issues and so am delighted all proceeds from this song are going to support that cause.”
In his own words, The Corona’s Danny O’Reilly “jumped at the chance” to sing with Sinead. Danny says: “To get to sing with Sinead was incredible and something I’ll never ever forget. She picked out some gorgeous harmonies. It was daunting, but once I met her she was so lovely and everyone in the [RTÉ Concert] Orchestra was lovely. I was delighted to help out because it is such a good cause as well.”
David Carton, Chairman of AWARE, says: “Christmas is a time of reflection and celebration, yet it can also be a time of some loneliness, particularly for anyone who may be going through depression. Music and words are so important for reminding us that others understand what we are feeling and that there is hope for tomorrow.
When a Child is Born by Sinead O’Connor, Danny O’Reilly and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra is available NOW for download on iTunes for just €1.29. FULL proceeds go to Aware.
The album ‘A Murray Christmas’ will be available nationwide, online from www.rte.ie/shop and on iTunes at a cost of €9.99.
For more on A Murray Christmas visit www.rte.ie/johnmurrayshow
For more on AWARE visit www.aware.ie