Ronan Keating has teamed up with Waterford's Mount Sion Choir to record a new charity single for Mother’s Day to raise funds for the Marie Keating Foundation.

This is Your Song was co-written by Keating and producer Steve Mac, following the death of Ronan’s mother, Marie, to breast cancer in 1998 at the very young age of 51. 

Ronan Keating

A devastated Ronan and his siblings felt they had to do something to prevent other families going through what they went through, and set up the Marie Keating Foundation in their mother’s memory to ensure that families around Ireland would have access to free information and support.

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The performance of the song was recorded as part of the televised Concert4Cancer, which aired in August last year, and went on to raise more than half a million Euro for cancer services.

"This song means so much to me and is really a tribute to my Mam. She was our everything and we were devastated when she died. Her legacy is the work of the Marie Keating Foundation and the men and women it supports," Ronan said.

"The choir's performance of the song is beautiful, and it means so much that it is coming out for Mother’s Day. I was honoured to sing alongside the Mount Sion Choir who are an inspiring group of young people and outstanding singers."

The Mount Sion Choir was set up eight years ago in Mount Sion CBS in Waterford, a culturally diverse school where many students were gifted at music.

Unfortunately, music was not available as a subject, so the students set up as a lunchtime club, which went on to become known as the Mount Sion Choir.

This is Your Song is available for pre-sale this Friday and goes on sale March 5th on all major music streaming platforms, with proceeds from sales going to fund the Marie Keating Foundation's national cancer support and survivorship services.

Meanwhile, to mark St. Valentine's Day this Sunday, Keating is set to release a reworked version of Forever and Ever, Amen featuring country star Shania Twain.

Keating recently said the post-Brexit conditions for touring musicians will be "devastating to the live industry" and says the new rules are "ridiculous".