ASLAN GET BEHIND CHARITY SINGLE WITH THE IRISH CANCER SOCIETY
One of Ireland’s favourite bands have given their support to a brand new song which is released this Thursday to benefit the Irish Cancer Society.
Aslan‘s Christy Dignam and Joe Jewell dropped into rehearsals with the North Dublin based 80-piece vocal group this week to give the students (aged from 4 to 19) from across Dublin advice and mentor them on their road to releasing their debut single.
Eclipse Stage School‘s ‘I Lived‘ was originally written by American band One Republic and will be available on all digital platforms from Thursday morning to help the work of the Irish Cancer Society. The project has been the brainchild of creative director and choreographer, Kenneth Giles (27) from Kilbarrack, Dublin.
Cancer affects every family in Ireland and the world at some point in time and after a brush with the condition himself last year at the age of 26, Kenneth decided to dedicate a special project to helping others in need to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the award winning stage school he owns.
A rare form of skin cancer developed under Kenneth’s eye twice in the space of one year which doctors said is usually only seen in people of age 50+. Developed from repeated sun damage, he says he never even realised the damage normal every day sun can do over time. “I’ve had some sun burn when on holidays which definitely added to the damage but I never realised Irish sun without protection, repeatedly on your skin can cause so much damage”.
Sun protection and health within day to day life needs to be at the centre of attention among young people and old in Ireland as over 50% of young people are now using sun beds, tanning injections or over exposing themselves to sun rays whilst on holidays without knowing the true effects it can have on the body and skin. Now, with a tax on sunbeds brought in during the Budget 2018, the Government are trying to get a hold on this terrible disease.
‘I Lived‘ is a song which focuses on living every moment of life and being able to say you have done it all. The song was recorded and produced at Herbert Studios were some of the biggest names in music have recorded including Muse, Snow Patrol and Gavin James.
The Kilbarrack (North Dublin) based group have recently launched the single at the Aviva Stadium performing at the annual Cancer Conference and in the past number of years picked up awards for Best Stage School in Ireland, Dance Group of the Year and have performed at many venues including the RDS, Croke Park Stadium and the O’Reilly Theatre, Belvedere College were they will hold their 10th birthday show on November 3rd.
The single will be released for download and streaming from Thursday 19th October on all digital platforms including iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and Google Play as well as the music video on YouTube. We hope that you can support the charity and our efforts to raise awareness of this condition among every generation from kids to the elderly, no one is immune from cancer.