Emma Langford helps Doras Luimni with all proceeds of new track going towards the organisation this Christmas
Emma Langford dedicates her new single to those in Direct Provisions
Emma Langford is on a roll this past week, having received the first-ever Dolores O’Riordan bursary, she then went on to release her newest track, a version of ‘Scarlet Ribbons’ with Ger O’Donnell with all proceeds going towards Doras Luimní to help all those in Direct Provision this Christmas.
Emma’s rendition of ‘Scarlet Ribbons (For Her Hair) was recorded alongside Ger O’Donnell and all proceeds from the track which can be bought digitally (link below), go towards Doras Luimní, a local organisation helping the 550 plus people who will be spending this Christmas in direct provisions locally.
Just last week, the mother of Cranberries frontwoman Dolores O’Riordan presented Emma with the first-ever Dolores O’Riordan music bursary established in memory of her late daughter.
The award was established in October following discussions between the local authority and the O’Riordan family as to how best to honour and commemorate Dolores.
It was agreed that The Dolores O Riordan Music Bursary would be established to support a Limerick professional musician to develop their career.
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Ger and I got together to record this gorgeous old Christmas classic in aid of Doras, an organisation who help people in direct provision. It’s important to stop and take stock of how lucky we are, especially this time of year. You can buy the track now from my bandcamp and all proceeds go to @dorasirl as part of their Christmas campaign. #irishmusic #irishartist #irishmusicparty #kindness #christmas #enddirectprovision #asylum
In total 11 bursaries were presented by the Mayor of the City and County of Limerick Cllr Michael Sheahan.
The panel welcomed the high quality of the applications and made the following recommendation that Emma Langford (Singer-Song Writer) be awarded the bursary.
Since first bursting onto the scene in 2016 she’s hardly taken her foot off the pedal, with an eye-watering ever-growing tour schedule and frequent collaborations up her sleeve. The artist has received consistent praise from national and international media and audiences alike.
This bursary will provide funding to cover ongoing production for her second album, due for release in 2020. It will contribute to the costs of a music video, for her recently released single, The Winding Way Down to Kells Bay, and support writing for her next record.
Speaking of Emma, Noel Hogan from the Cranberries said, “Dolores would be so happy and proud that she’s been an influence on the next generation of brands”.
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For more information on how to download Emma’s new track and help Doras Luimní click here.