09:00 Monday, 14 December 2020
Aidan and Oonagh in the Morning caught up with the lovely Una Healy for an entertaining live chat. Una spoke about how working with Irish Women In Harmony has been one of the highlights of 2020 and how ironically the project mightn’t have come about had it not been for the pandemic. The latest single from Irish Women In Harmony is called -Together At Christmas’ and proceeds from the sale of this single go to help the ISPCC. This single has been chosen as iRadio’s ‘i Love Irish’ Track of the week.
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ABOUT ‘TOGETHER AT CHRISTMAS’
Irish Women In Harmony return with their eagerly awaited festive season single, ‘Together At Christmas’.
The original song was written and produced by RuthAnne, with all parts recorded remotely by 30 of Ireland’s finest female musicians.
‘Together at Christmas’ features a clever use of familiar Christmas song lyrics and also includes a choir of young Irish girls after a call out was made to the next generation of aspiring female singers.
Earlier this year, Irish Women In Harmony made a nationwide call out in search of singers for a ‘Tween Choir’ that would feature the voices of Irish girls under the age of 12, as part of the Christmas single.
Over 1,500 entries were received from across the country, which was narrowed down to 50 semi-finalists and lastly, the lucky 18 were chosen.
Like all other members of IWIH, the children recorded their parts for the song remotely and sent them to RuthAnne, who put it all together like only she can.
This choir of next generation voices was an integral part of magic around creating the single.
Through lending their voices to the track, these young Irish women have had both the opportunity to be a part of Irish Women In Harmony, and the opportunity to support their fellow children through Childline.