Síle Seoige is joined by an array of Irish musical talent to record 'Maybe This Christmas'.
We know what you’re thinking, right?

A new charity single to be released for Christmas by a group of Z-list Irish celebrities looks set to top the sales of ‘BandAid 30’, the middle-aged Christmas anthem first released when the quality on our TVs failed to establish just how bad Bono’s hair was, and is now overdone to the point of depending on mass media outrage to generate any kind of profit.
 
Despite the clichéd ‘Christmas charity single’ trend that seems to have swept the music industry for several years, we have to admit that this one is kind of nice. 
 
In an effort to combat Childline’s recent decision to cut their 24 hour service, Síle Seoige’s lead vocals make for an emotionally charged and tastefully cheesy new Christmas song ‘Maybe This Christmas’, due for release on iTunes tomorrow.

Along with the song is a video packed to the rafters with a children’s choir, orchestra, and familiar faces from Irish music - Brian Kennedy, Mary Black, Jack L, Le Galaxie and Seo Linn to name but a few. It’s a tear-jerker, we promise you! 
 
Whether or not the single, advertised as our ‘Home grown number one’ will do well in the charts remains to be seen, but one thing is for sure – they are two great causes.

Coupled alongside a really lovely song and video it successfully promotes the real reason the ‘charity single’ craze takes off around this time of year – it’s Christmas, and granting wishes at Christmas is what people do. 
 
All proceeds will go to the ISPCC Childline and to Make A Wish Ireland, and the single will be available on iTunes from Friday 5th December.