This EP was recorded with my band Daydream Daisies in 2015 and features a selection of winter-themed songs. It was produced as a fundraiser for New Destiny Adventure Centre, in Brazil, working with underprivileged children from the slums of Belo Horizonte. All proceeds from the EP will go towards the project.
The songs on this EP were inspired by two friends affected by cancer and follow the theme of light in the midst of darkness. ‘Evie’ was inspired by my friend Shonagh Byrne’s daughter who passed away from cancer at the age of two. She loved anything glittery and sparkly and not long after she passed away in 2013, I took part in the Twilight Race For Life in her memory as part of the group ‘Evie’s Twilight Runners’. We all wore bright, sparkly clothes and glow sticks and ran 5K in the pouring rain, which inspired ‘On and On’. The second person who inspired this EP is my close friend Deborah Black who battled breast cancer recently. She showed so much strength and positivity throughout her treatment that I was inspired to write about seeing the positives in difficult situations and focusing on the ‘glimmers of light’, however small they might be. All proceeds from the EP will be split between It’s Good 2 Give and Maggie’s to support the work they do for cancer patients and their families.