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A number of leading musicians have banded together on a new song called ‘Stay At Home, Stay Alive’ reminding people how important it is to stay at home during the coronavirus outbreak and to raise money for frontline workers.
Nathan Carter is joined on the track by an all-star line-up including Brian Kennedy, Johnny Logan, Chloe Agnew, Tommy Fleming and Sean Keane. The song has been put together in record time by the artists, who have each recorded lines in their own living rooms and home studios.
The artists have chosen to support the ‘Help Our Health Heroes’ fundraising campaign. The objective of the Fund is to provide support to frontline health and social care staff and volunteers. With funds raised being utilised to purchase Personal Protection clothing and equipment, for the provision of staff care services and any objective which appears to the Trustees of Fermanagh Trust to advance the protection and wellbeing of health and social care staff and volunteers.
Lauri McCusker, Director of the Fermanagh Trust said “A huge thank you to Nathan and all the musicians behind this song. ‘Stay At Home’ is such an important message and with proceeds from the song going to the Help Our Health Heroes campaign makes it even more important. Undoubtedly, all the workers have been hugely boosted by the support they have been given by the entire community in this time of crisis and hopefully this will contribute towards that. As we as a community come together by staying apart at this most difficult of times, it is clear that our courageous frontline healthcare workers need all the help we can give them and it’s heartening to see so many in the local community and further afield donate and support the campaign.”
Used to a busy life on the road, Nathan Carter has never spent so much time at home. While spending more time than ever in Fermanagh, the singer decided to do what he could to help. “The idea for this track actually came after reading an article from Father Brian D’Arcy, where he mentioned that someone should really write a song for this time. I was sitting at home with plenty of time on my hands and I thought, I could do that! With the help of my manager and co-writer John Farry, we put the lyrics together pretty quickly. The key thing we wanted to get across was how important it is to stay at home to keep ourselves and those we love safe.”
"Once we got the words and music down, I mentioned it to a few friends in the industry and the offers to get involved came flooding in. We really are all in this together and to have such an eclectic mix of talent on there is incredible. I’m honoured to be named alongside them and can’t thank Brian, Johnny, Chloe, Tommy and Sean enough for giving their time and talent so freely to this project.”
"The track entitled #StayAtHomeStayAlive is accompanied by a video featuring some of the brave frontline staff working tirelessly to keep us all safe. Like all of us, the musicians on this track are staying at home in solidarity with all those doctors, nurses and frontline staff who can’t. We are all in awe of the work people are doing to keep us safe, so it was so important to include them in the video.” Nathan concluded.
Listen / Download the song here https://ampl.ink/2D1AL