Johnny Logan, Irish Chamber Orchestra and Jimmy Smyth release a Christmas charity single Driving Home for Christmas, a reimagined cover of Chris Rea’s 1987 iconic song hit of the same name.
This Charity single will help raise vital funds for Parkinson’s Association of Ireland (PAI) & ICO’s free education programmes.
The single costs €5 and is available to download here: https://irishchamberorchestra.bandcamp.com/releases
One of Ireland’s foremost painters, Robert Ballagh has designed the artwork for the single!
🎨 See here for details: https://www.irishchamberorchestra.com/driving-home-for-christmas/
“I was delighted to work with the ICO on this terrific song. My great friend, Songwriter Shay Healy wrote my first Eurovision winning song What’s Another Year back in 1980. His battle with Parkinson’s Disease was inspirational for many dealing with the same struggles, though we lost Shay last April. It’s great to know this collaboration can help the trojan work of Parkinsons Association of Ireland. I also know how passionate the Irish Chamber Orchestra is in its commitment to its fantastic work in Limerick city, providing hundreds of children with free music through its inclusive and innovative education programmes, Sing Out With Strings and the ICOYO. I have seen the transformative impact of their work on the lives of children and young people in need of support which is why I am so proud to be launching this incredibly special single today.”