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WATCH: Laois musician teams up with Midlands Sign Language group for new love song

A Portlaoise artist is releasing an orginal track featuring the Midland’s Irish Sign Language (ISL) group.

Anti-folk artist Joe S is releasing the very special music video for his new single, ‘The Mountain’ with the ISL choir.

The video was filmed in the stunning Emo Court with the Midland’s ISL Learners choir who translated the lyrics into beautiful signs.

Joe, who has previously performed at Electric Picnic, wrote about why he wanted to collaborate with the Midlands ISL for this love song.

“My aim with the video is to bring music to those who couldn’t otherwise enjoy it due to hearing difficulties or deafness.

“One of my greatest fears is losing my hearing and I myself have hearing problems so it’s something that’s very close to my heart.

“With the help of Midlands ISL Learners Choir, we’ve made a music video that can be enjoyed by all, including the hearing impaired.

“The song itself was written about the day I proposed to my then girlfriend on top of Mt Vesuvius in Italy and is a departure from my usual politically themed songs!

“Hopefully this video will give the Midlands ISL Learners Choir the recognition they deserve for the wonderful work they do.”

You can watch the video for the track below:

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