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New charity single "From a Distance" feat. Moya 30

PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 5:06 pm
by wonky_eggs

A new charity single in aid of building a national monument in Ireland for the Magdalene Women has been released today. The single features Moya Brennan, Sinead O' Connor, Tommy Fleming, Daniel O' Donnell, Brian Kennedy, Ann Scott, Charlie Landsborough, Patrick Sheehy, Lumiere, and the Glasgow Gospel Choir.

PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 5:08 pm
by Grania
Sounds like a fascinating project...anyone know any more? Can we listen to the song Barry? (sorry, my connection isn't up to testing things today!)

PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 7:07 pm
by Dab051176
Looks like the launch is actually tomorrow, G - 31st May. Give this link a go tomorrow - it looks as though they're going to put the official video on there.....

PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 7:24 pm
by wonky_eggs
Amazon and iTunes have a few samples (none containing Moya's 'oohs and ahhs').

There's a website ( which says the single and official music video will be launched tomorrow. Facebook:

In the meantime, here's a message from Moya:

For those who are unaware of the atrocious treatment these women experienced whilst in the Magdalene Laundries take a look at this Wikipedia page

Edit: Dave beat me to it!

PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2011 7:41 pm
by wonky_eggs
For a bit more background, and also a very sad song detailing the abuse from the point of view of a young, attractive woman, have a listen to this Joni Mitchell song:

PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 9:18 am
by Dubhy63
A video of the single can be found on the official You Tube Channel :

PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 8:52 pm
by Grania
Really wonderful.

Although is it my internet connection or is Moya's part of the song a bit out sound/visual wise?

Ignoring that though, really fantastic, and wonderful to know so many people support it.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:51 am
by hermeyjdi
I just found this song and downloaded it.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2011 2:51 am
by RunrigCorvusCoraxFan