Added on 18/02/2014
Members of the Girls’ Choir of Christ Church Cathedral have added their voices to a new initiative to raise funds for Barretstown Children’s Charity. The choristers, directed by Ian Keatley, have teamed up with singer, Joyce Murphy, and a host of Irish musicians and broadcasters to record A Song for Barratstown, a version of Bruce Springsteen’s Dream Baby Dream.
A Song for Barretstown will be available on iTunes from this Friday, 21 February. It was officially launched by President Higgins at Barretstown on Saturday 15 February. Each time it is played on local radio and television stations, money will be donated to help support the work of Barretstown. Proceeds from downloading the song will also be go to the charity.
Barretstown was founded by Hollywood actor Paul Newman in 1994 and modelled on his renowned Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Connecticut, USA. The charity supports children with serious illness, primarily cancer and serious blood diseases. Each year it costs €4.5 million to run the programmes at Barretstown. Children and families don’t pay a cent and all their travel costs, accommodation, food, medical care and activities are provided free of charge.
The Girls’ Choir of Christ Church Cathedral was re–founded in January 2013. The recording is the start of a new partnership with Barretstown. Joyce Murphy attended a family camp at Barretstown after her sister Rachel died of cancer in 2004. The song was recorded at The Button Factory, Temple Bar, on Saturday 1 February and at Barretstown on Saturday 8 February.
The Girl Choristers of Christ Church Cathedral will be performing a concert for Barretstown in the Olympia Theatre, Dublin, in May 2014 as they seek to develop a lasting relationship with the charity.
View A Song for Barretstown at: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CEyaMSDkaas
For further information please contact:
Diocesan Communications Officer
Dublin & Glendalough