Our Christmas CD for BCP has been launched and is now available online from here.
The song features choirs from St. Conaire's and St. Tola's national school Shannon and volunteers from the Burren Chernobyl Project. The Wonder of you was recorded in The Monastery, Ennistymon and Mary Immaculate Church, Shannon.
Following the vocal recordings; a group of volunteer musicians, artists, mixers, and producers worked to bring you the 3 track CD and the digital download of the main track.
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The Wonder Of You, a song written in the late 50's, became a big hit for Elvis Presley in 1970. Somewhat forgotten since, the song got a new lease of life when it was recorded by the Irish band Villagers and appeared in the Big Little Lies (featuring Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman).
The song was adopted by one of the BCP volunteer groups that visited Gorodishche in July 2017. When the song is listened to carefully, it tells a beautiful story of the relationship between the children of the orphanages and the volunteers of the Burren Chernobyl Project. A plan was born, in Summer 2017, to record the song and bring it to #ChristmasNo1.
Since early April we've had multiple groups of volunteers travelling to Belarus to spend time with the children and young adults with disabilities in both Gorodishche and Cherven.
There's been a hive of activity as these groups arrive with boundless energy and never ending love. A large number of new volunteers have been travelling and with them bringing new ideas. It's the start of another very busy summer here at Burren Chernobyl Project. Thank you all to our volunteers and supporters.