Classical Pianist Marie-Thérèse McCartin is going to release her Charity Christmas Single, in aid of the Irish Charity « Bee For Battens » (The Saoirse Foundation), on December 20, 2013.
Marie-Thérèse has recorded her version of the ever-popular Christmas Carol « Silent Night » and hopes that this fresh version of an old favourite, will suit a plethora of tastes over the Festive Season.
Bee For Battens (The Saoirse Foundation) is the Irish Charity responsible for raising awareness of Batten’s Disease, a genetic condition of the nervous system, which leads to extensive neurological disability during childhood. The charity was founded by Tony and Mary Heffernan, after their daughter Saoirse was diagnosed with Batten’s and they found there was nowhere in Ireland to turn for information and support on the condition. They are currently involved in the founding of Liam’s Lodge, a dedicated respite centre for children with rare neurological conditions.
Marie-Therese McCartin began studying piano aged 6, and by her teens, she was studying at the Royal Irish Academy of Music. She went on to graduate from Trinity College in Dublin with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education. She was also a member of Anùna, the original singers that performed with Riverdance.
AGR Television Records will release « Silent Night » worldwide for digital download on December 20, 2013