Christmas Hearts launched their very special charity single for Peter McVerry trust last Thursday in Whelans, featuring live performances from Swimmers, Brian Kelly of So Cow, Paddy Hanna and a very special guest appearance from Villagers frontman Conor O’Brien who also appeared on the record. If you haven’t done so already, please buy the single here. Photos by Colm Moore.
Let’s be honest: the vast majority of Christmas charity singles – no matter how worthy the charity – suck. Either overly earnest or compositionally benign (and often both), they leave the tendency to leave the listener feeling a little crippled inside, stripped of any latent festive cheer. Fortunately, there are exceptions – exceptions like ‘Christmas In Your Heart’ by the utterly-enviably talented troupe of tale-telling troubadours that is Christmas Hearts. Comprised of Niall Jackson from Bouts, Conor O’Brien of Villagers, MayKay of Fight Like Apes and many more, the guys have concocted a real gem with the single, imagined and released with the aim to…