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Laois singer pledges profits from new single to charity

Laois singer Emer Dunne has decided to donate all the profits from her single to a charity close to her hearts – The Irish Cancer Society.

Mountmellick native Emer will release the first single, Daisy, from her astounding new album entitled, Hourglass, today.

Today is also Daffodil Day and Emer feels that donating to a cancer charity that has seen their fundraising efforts curtailed is the right thing to do.

She said: “I didn’t set out to record a song for charity. I was just working on this album with my producer, Bill Shanley, and the way things went this past year the release was delayed.

“The date was then set for March 26th and when a friend mentioned to me this was also Daffodil Day, I decided that during these difficult times perhaps I can give something back. Everyone knows someone who has had to suffer at the evil hands of cancer.

“On a personal note, I have three aunties and an uncle who all suffered from Cancer and my mother is currently battling this illness.

“I have watched her bravery over the past few months and observed first-hand the fantastic work and support given by The Irish Cancer Society.”

You may have seen Emer recently on ‘Today’ with Daithi and Sinead on RTE One Television where she gave a wonderful interview and great vocal performance and she has received fantastic feedback.

She said: “The presenters and production team on the show were very complimentary and the support from people has been incredible.

“It was especially lovely to feel that the people from my county were behind me. There was a wonderful response via phone, texts and on my social media.

“I’m now hoping that people will get behind me in the same way as I launch my new single and endeavour to raise money at the same time for a very worthy cause.”

Daisy is a positive uplifting song where the singer is reminding ‘Daisy’ that all people don’t view the world in the same way and as the lyrics state, “people don’t think like you do and some don’t think at all”.

The song was produced by Bill Shanley and recorded between Dublin and London with an array of talented of musicians. Artwork for the single and album by Brian O’Mahoney of Portlaoise and Emer’s photos were taken Portlaoise Photographer, Terry Conroy.

The track went on preorder on Friday March 12 so it is available to purchase now. ‘Daisy’ is only €1.29 to purchase on iTunes.

Purchasing the song will help the Irish Cancer Society and something that you can do from the comfort of your own home.

All information on the song and where to purchase it – please visit www.emerdunne.com. You can also Follow Emer on Facebook and Instagram.

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.