Irish Charity Album Street Lights Out Today

Raising awareness for homelessness, album Street Lights is released today, packed with the best of Ireland’s musicians.

Some notable names on the record include Bell X1, Snow Patrol, Saint Sister,  Richard Hawley, 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.

Also featured on the album is single ‘Homeward Bound’, recorded in Camden Studios with producer/arranger Cian Boylan. A host of prolific artists including The High Hopes Choir, Gary Lightbody, Cathy Davey, Villagers, Loah, Bono, Roisin O, Join Me In The Pines, Little Green Cars, Saint Sister and Colm Mac Con Iomaire contributed to the track.

Ireland’s musicians joined forces as Street Lights to release single ‘Homeward Bound’ and the album Street Lights to generate funds for Ireland’s homeless in the run up to Christmas. 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. 

To donate €4 to the Street Lights Project, text street lights to 50300. Street Lights is available physically and in digital copy. Below is the tracklisting


Homeward Bound – Street Lights
Soft Rain – Damien Dempsey
Set the Fire to the Third Bar – Snow Patrol
Rocky Took A Lover – Bell X1
Dreams – Saint Sister
What Happens When The Heart Just Stops – The Frames
My Ireland (excerpt) – Stephen James Smith
I Lie Awake Every Night– James Vincent McMorrow
To Build A Home – Glenn & Ronan
Falling Down The Mountainside With You – David Gray
Hush A Bye Mountain (live) –Richard Hawley & Lisa Hannigan
Earthly Pleasures (live) – Villagers
No Train to Cavan – Lisa O’Neill
Mná Na hÉireann – Celtic Woman
All I Want Is A Room Somewhere – Luka Bloom

Meanwhile, in some of the best restaurants in Dublin and beyond, a voluntary €2 donation is added to each tables’ bill during November, December and into January, the money also being used to support the organisations providing services, housing, advocacy and solutions to those sleeping rough. Read about that project here.

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