This is beautiful. Irelands top singers and songwriters have joined forces for a project called
'Street Lights' to create a single and album to generate funds for the most vulnerable, our homeless.
The Street Lights collective, consisting of artists and Irish Music Industry professionals, have come together to record and release Simon and Garfunkel's classic single 'Homeward Bound'. Recorded in Camden Studios with producer/arranger Cian Boylan, the single features performances from a host of prolific artists including The High Hopes Choir, Gary Lightbody, Cathy Davey, Villagers, Loah, Bono, Roisin O, Join Me In The Pines, Saint Sister, Colm Mac Con Iomaire.
Peter McVerry Trust, Simon Community Ireland and Focus Ireland will be the recipients of all profits of the single and album sales, which they have agreed will go directly to rehoming and rehousing on a national level.
Have a listen to this below.
Street Lights single 'Homeward Bound' is available across all digital platforms now and is followed by the release of the full 'Street Lights' album in December. People can also text street lights to 50300 if they would like to donate €4 to the Street Lights Project.
15 songs have been carefully selected by artists and organisers to feature on the self titled album ‘Street Lights' which will be released on Friday 7 December. The album features songs from Bell X1, Snow Patrol, Saint Sister, Richard Hawley with Lisa Hannigan, James Vincent McMorrow, Damien Dempsey, Luka Bloom, Villagers, Stephen James Smith, David Gray, The Frames, Lisa O'Neill, Glenn & Ronan and Celtic Woman.
‘Homeward Bound' is available across all digital platforms now and will be followed by the full album 'Street Lights' which will be available from Friday 7 December 2018 from all good record stores, and across all digital platforms.