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‘Home on time for Christmas’

Don Stiffe, Sharon Shannon & friends

Renowned Singer Song Writer Don Stiffe joins forces with internationally acclaimed accordion player Sharon Shannon to bring you a heart-warming Christmas single.
‘Home on time for Christmas’, written by Don, and sang in his own unique, distinctive style is a magical, foot-stomping, sing-along Christmas ballad.

Don is a hugely respected singer, has been singing all his life and is known all over Ireland from Bohermore to Baltimore and further abroad. Ask any musician or serious music fan and they will tell you - Don is one of the most talented singers to come out of the West of Ireland …ever! When Don Stiffe sings you listen. His superb voice reinvents the old ballads and brings you right into the story with him. All Don’s songs are sang from the heart and usually from personal experience.

Don is delighted to welcome a number of world class Irish musicians on board for this fantastic collaboration. Friend and fellow musician Sharon Shannon is a national treasure. Her talent and music is known the world over and her unrivalled accordion playing provides the perfect accompaniment to Don’s powerful voice. Also featured on ‘Home on time for Christmas’ are Kevin Crawford, of Lúnasa on whistle, Jimmy Higgins from the Stunning on percussion, Declan Corey on mandolin and Frankie Colohan on guitar.

This is a very special Christmas song written for those who will make it home for Christmas this year and those who won’t. Proceeds from the sale of single will go to Croí, The West of Ireland Cardiology Foundation, a cause very close to the heart of both Don and Sharon. You will hear this song played all over the world this Christmas.

‘Home on time for Christmas’ contains two amazing bonus tracks. ‘Missing Galway’, written by Don when he lived in Boston in the early ‘90’s and practically a County Anthem, is from his magnificent debut album ‘Start of a Dream’. Also featuring Sharon Shannon’s brilliant ‘Gaffo’s Ball’ from the Galway Girl album.

‘Home on time for Christmas’ will be available from leading record stores or and is the perfect stocking filler for all your friends and family.

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