Recently I picked up a CD, titled “Rising Against Homelessness, 16 for 16”. It has been released in aid of the homeless charity One For Ireland campaign, and Focus Ireland‘s youth projects. It has 16 tracks including Sinead O Connors‘ and The Chieftains‘ version of “The Foggy Dew”, a classic if I may say so.
Also included is a lovely cover of the ballad “The Town I Love So Well”, by a lady called Camille O’Sullivan, which is arranged and sung so well, and takes you on an incredible journey. There’s also numbers by The Waterboys, and a tune called “Wild Mountain Time”, and a cracker of a tune titled “God Be With You” by Dolores O’Riordan, aka the lead singer of The Cranberries. We also have Mundy and Friends, opening up this wonderful album with “The Patriot Game”.
Also on the album we have Hometown, August Wells, Declan O’Rourke, The Saw Doctors with Giles Packham. We have Lethal Dialect, one of Ireland’s better known Rap & Hip Hop artists and his version of “The Foggy Dew”. He raps through it, and it’s very good. Also on the album we have Heathers, The Walls, Pauline Scanlon, Stephen Robinson, Kila & Donal O’ Kelly, plus Meltybrains.
This album is very good and it makes you really appreciate our rich Irish history. We have classics like “The Auld Triangle”, and “The Galtee Mountain Boy”.
It cost a mere €10.00, and the proceeds of the sale go to Focus Ireland’s Youth Projects.
You can pick up your copy at any Starbuck’s Cafe across Ireland, and most record shops nationwide, and you can also download it at itunes too.