Damien Dempsey praises the talent of Róisin Seoighe, winner of Preda’s Freedom Day Song Competition 2015!
When leading musician and Preda advocate Damien Dempsey proposed the idea of a nationwide song competition for primary and secondary school students I don’t think that even he would have realised the passion for music and justice that exists among the youth of Ireland.
Róisín Seoighe, a 16 year old Transition Year student in Scoil Chuimsitheach Chiaráin, Carraroe, Co. Galway won the competition with her own “Freedom Song” which was inspired by the plight of the children being rescued by Preda in the Philippines. Her song is written in both Irish and English was produced by Willow Sea Studios with the video directed by Kamil Krolak of “Fifty People One Question Galway” fame.
“Freedom Song” is being released on iTunes in the coming days. Róisín has asked that all proceeds from the single are to be donated to Preda to help feed, educate and give the rescued children a second chance at childhood.
Fr. Shay Cullen, charity founder, described the song as an “emotive and evocative masterpiece”. On first hearing Róisín’s “Freedom Day” song Damien Dempsey admitted to being overcome with emotion feeling that this young song writer truly connected with the plight of the children Preda rescue. No doubt “Damo” will check out her song “Bog Amach” which is her unique take on “Shake it Off” by Taylor Swift when he joins Róisín and her class for a few songs in Carraroe in the New Year!
Please Like the song on Facebook, Tweet it, Download it and get “Freedom Song” into the charts this Christmas! #ChristmasforChildren
Preda Ireland is a voluntary organisation so all money raised goes directly to the children. Follow PREDA Ireland on Facebook, on Twitter @Preda Ireland or checkout www.predaireland.org for more information. PREDA is a registered charity No. 16815