A deadly Christmas present for anyone who likes good tunes and great causes.
To help raise funds for the incredible Irish Youth Foundation, the Hothouse Flowers (famous for the absolute banger that is 'I Can See Clearly Now') have recorded a beautiful version of Bob Dylan’s huge hit ,“Forever Young”.
The song is part of a collection of cover versions by Irish artists, recently recorded as part of the Windmill Lane Sessions. All funds raised from this project will go directly to disadvantaged children’s and youth projects all over Ireland.
The other acts include some of the very best of young Irish talent such as CC Brez, Heathers, Ross Breen, Lethal Dialect, Carol Keogh, Hometown and Róisin O.
Priced at just €10, the CD is for sale in Starbucks stores throughout the country.
100% of the price goes to giving disadvantaged and at-risk children a better start to their lives.
How incredible is that?
Niall McLoughlin, CEO of the Irish Youth Foundation had this to say about the project:
This is a wonderful, creative and collaborative way to fund projects which help give young people all over Ireland opportunities to achieve their potential.
We are extremely grateful to all the partners who have made this possible. Namely Independent.ie, Windmill Lane Recording Studios, Starbucks, and of course all the amazing artists who have contributed to the album. Last year’s Volume 1 CD was a fantastic success, raising over €50,000 and our goal this year to emulate this and give children and young people all over Ireland a better start to their lives.
IYF exists to make a positive difference to the lives of vulnerable children and young people all over Ireland. It provides financial support to local community and voluntary youth groups working with at-risk and disadvantaged children, such as after-school and homework clubs, summer programmes, job creation and education projects. These groups provide safe places where children can go after school – to grow, to learn and to play.
Can you think of a better way to spend a tenner?