On 10 December 2011 the highly anticipated charity album, “Le Cuidiú De”, will be launched in Áislann Rann na Feirste at 8:30 p.m. One of the highlights of the album is Daniel O'Donnell's first recording in Irish, a unique version of the classic song, “You Raise Me Up”. “Le Cuidiú Dé” showcases original recordings in Irish from a who's who of top Irish vocalists including Moya Brennan (Clannad), Donegal Person of the Year Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh (Altan and T with the Maggies) Maighread & Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill and Aoife Ní Fhearraigh to name but a few. All proceeds from the sale of the album will go to support the Donegal Hospice Homecare Service. The CD is priced at €15 and will be on sale in various shops throughout Donegal and through the website, www.lecuidiude.com. Please come out and support this worthy cause.
For further information please contact Eileen Boyle 087 9950029 / Maighréad Hanlon 087 9634435
“Le Cuidiú Dé” is the brainchild of Rann na Feirste natives Eileen Boyle, who wrote the lyrics of 14 songs for the album, and Maighréad Hanlon, both of whom have worked tirelessly over the last year to make this album a reality. All proceeds from the sale of the album will go to support the Donegal Hospice Homecare Service.
Speaking about the album, Eileen Boyle said, "families across the local community have experienced the dedication and support of Donegal Hospice Homecare Service and we felt that this album was an opportunity for local people to give something back. We contacted local artists and asked them to participate in this special project and all gave their time and talent free of charge. This album represents local people coming together in these difficult financial times to support a worthy local cause".
The title song, “Le Cuidiú Dé”, was made possible due to Peermusic UK, Ltd., and Universal Music AS, who kindly gave permission to translate the classic song “You Raise Me Up”, originally written by Brendan Graham with music by Rolf Lovland, for this project. All fees were generously waived for this good cause.
Speaking on RTE Raidió na Gaeltachta last Friday, Daniel O'Donnell said, 'I am overjoyed to be part of this project. It is an honour to be joined on the album by the cream of Irish vocal talent, especially with all funds raised from album sales benefiting the Donegal Hospice Homecare Service".
A section of the title song can be heard here.
The following vocalists feature on the CD:
Le Cuidiú Dé is an independent and non-profit project. A list of supporters can be found on www.lecuidiude.com