A Murray Christmas 2, the follow-up album to the phenomenally successful 2012 album A Murray Christmas launched today. Check out the video below.

As with the 2012 release, A Murray Christmas 2 will raise funds for the mental health charity Aware.

The album was launched today on RTÉ Radio 1’s John Murray Show at a broadcast live from Eason bookstore in Dundrum Town Centre.

The album was officially launched by Bill O’Herlihy, joined by album contributors Declan O’Rourke, Cathy Davey and Michael Harding.

RTÉ Radio 1 presenter John Murray says, “I'm delighted to be involved in such a creative project with some of Ireland's finest musical talent. This album is for a great cause too, Aware does amazing work for people with depression. There's hardly a family in Ireland that hasn't been touched by mental illness as I know only too well. It is so important for people and to have the support they need in tough times.”

A Murray Christmas 2 is available in all good record stores and book shops, on iTunes and RTÉ.ie/shop RRP: €9.99.

RTÉ Concert Orchestra on all tracks, featuring… 

•    When You Wish Upon a Star - Cathy Davey 
•    Stop the Cavalry - The Riptide Movement 
•    Holy Night - Eimear Quinn with Neil Martin 
•    Overture from The Snowman - The RTÉ Concert Orchestra 
•    A Harding Christmas - Michael Harding 
•    River - Lisa Hannigan 
•    Dingle Bells/Far Away from Home/Christmas Eve - Donal Lunny, Mairtín O’Connor & Zoe Conway 
•    Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening - Robert Frost; read by Allen Leech 
•    Christmas Past - Mick Flannery 
•    Happy Christmas (War is Over) - Damien Dempsey 
•    Winter Song - Walking on Cars 
•    Beannacht - John O’Donoghue; read by Maria Walsh, Rose of Tralee 2014 
•    Jingle Bells Forever - The RTÉ Concert Orchestra 
•    The Start of Christmas - Declan O’Rourke