MAY THE ROAD RISE - 'A NEW DAWN'IRISH AMERICAN VOICES COME TOGETHER FOR SONG OF HOPE AND FRIENDSHIP
IRISH AMERICAN VOICES COME TOGETHER FOR SONG OF HOPE AND FRIENDSHIP.
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(New York, NY June 10, 2020)——A group of Ireland and America’s leading musicians have banded together to record “May The Road Rise – A New Dawn”, an anthem of hope dedicated to all who have lost loved ones during the Covid-19 pandemic. All funds generated from sale of the single will be donated to The Mater Foundation and #OurHospitalHeroes campaigns, both raising funds to support frontline workers in the Ireland’s acute hospitals. Additional donations can be made directly to either fund by clicking on the links above.
Set for release globally on Wednesday June 10th 2020, the “May The Road Rise – A New Dawn” can be downloaded on iTunes for $1.29. and Google Play for $1.99 The video version of the track features the leading Irish and American artists recording in their homes and the wilds of Ireland. Click to view the video on Facebook or You Tube. More details can also be found here.
“May The Road Rise” was penned by Irish Celtic and Country star Nathan Carter and his manager John Farry and initially released in January 2020 to ring in the new decade with sentiments of hope and friendship. The inspiration for the track came from a traditional Irish blessing and a desire to start the New Year on a positive note. With the advent of Covid-19, the song quickly took on a new and much more significant meaning and the lyrics have gone on to provide hope, comfort and a sense of belonging to people across the globe.
As the world begins to slowly rebuild and emerge from the crisis, Nathan Carter has joined with fellow musicians to record a new, transatlantic version of the song called “May The Road Rise – A New Dawn”. He is joined on the track by an all-star line-up of Irish and Irish American artists including Celtic Thunder, Chloë Agnew (Celtic Woman), Moya Brennan (Clannad), Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh (Altan), The High Kings, John Carter Cash, Crystal Gayle and Larry Gatlin.
Talking about the new release Nathan Carter said “In times like these, people do turn to music for comfort, distraction and hope. As musicians, there isn’t much we can do in a health crisis like this, but if our songs are of some help to even a single person, that makes it all worthwhile. Lyrics like those in this song take on a whole new meaning and we’ve received so many touching messages from people who have been painfully separated from family and friends, some living really far away from home, and very sadly, some who mourn the loss of the people they love. The strong ties between Ireland and America go back centuries and after this period of separation from our friends across the Atlantic, this felt like a good way to reconnect through music. We all know that no song can ever erase what’s happened in the world, but in some way, we hope that this song can shine a little light and hope”.