- 18 Dec 21
In the second is a special series of videos, curated by Hot Press, the brilliant young Irish singer Lea Heart does a special performance of her beautiful original song ‘You Make It Feel Like Christmas'
Hot Press has released a video of Kildare songstress Lea Heart singing her seasonal song ‘You Make It Feel Like Christmas’, as part of the To Be Irish at Christmas initiative.
The video is the second in the series of four, which Hot Press has titled Have A Good One. The series kicked off earlier this week with Wallis Bird’s lovely, pyjama-clad performance of her original song ‘I Don’t Mind Christmas Time’. Other artists to feature in the series are Fia Moon and Aimée. The four intimate performances aim to capture the spirit of what it means To Be Irish at Christmas.
‘You Make It Feel Like Christmas’ – recorded by Lea Heart – is an original song written by Lea.
Last year's debut edition of To Be Irish, curated by the Department of Foreign Affairs, was an instant success, bringing families together virtually with loved ones – and offering cherished cultural reminders when those who were abroad needed it most. 2021's version is now up and running, with an exhilarating line-up of hybrid and in-person events being planned.
Launched last week by the Minister of State for Overseas Development Aid and Diaspora, Colm Brophy TD, ToBeIrish.ie is built around a dedicated online platform and celebrates the special connections between the Irish at home and abroad in the run-up to Christmas – which remain as strong and as meaningful as ever, despite the impact of the Covid pandemic.
Keep an eye out for the other videos in the series as rising pop star Fia Moon, gives her brand new take on the old Christmas favourite 'Silent Night'; and, finally, Aimée – one of the hottest Irish talents signed to Universal Music – rounds out the series with ‘What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?' (a song made famous by Ella Fitzgerald, among others).
Have A Good One aims to evoke the spirit of the season for listeners – whether you’re at home thinking of Ireland or away and dreaming of it. These four unique videos were specially recorded for To Be Irish, in Dublin, London, Kildare and Berlin.
The uniquely Irish sense of song as a form of togetherness is precisely what we want to celebrate in Have A Good One. So make sure to check out these four brilliant videos by Irish women, as they convey the feelings of love and solidarity that we all hope for at this time of year.