Friends for HOPE – The Album


In November 2018 Ruth Smith and Fergal Scahill traveled to India to spend four weeks volunteering with The Hope Foundation.  As part of their fundraising they recorded a charity album featuring a whole host of wonderful artists.

All money raised will go directly to HOPE’s 60+ projects that are currently up and running in Kolkata.



Music from:
Luka Bloom, Eileen Ivers, Seán Keane & Pat Coyne, Charlie McGettigan, Eleanor Shanley & John Feeley, Síomha, The Whileaways, Tommy Hayes & Matthew Noone / An Tara, The Evertides, Oisín Leech of The Lost Brothers with Fergal Scahill & Ruth Smith

Enjoy a short taste of the tracks below!


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Friends for HOPE – Album details

“Tribe” written and composed by Luka Bloom and Simon O’Reilly, Performed by Luka Bloom (Guitar & Vocals),
Fergal Scahill (Fiddle), Ruth Smith (BV’s)

“Cheek to Cheek” written by Irving Berlin
Performed by Síomha (Vocals & Guitar) Fergal Scahill (Fiddle)

“Shine you Diamonds” co-written by Irene McCoubrey & Charlie McGettigan
Charlie McGettigan (Vocals & Guitar) Fergal Scahill (Fiddle) Ruth Smith (BV’s)

“Dragonflies” written by Boo Hewerdine
Performed by Eleanor Shanley (vocals) John Feeley (Guitar) Fergal Scahill (Fiddle) Ruth Smith (BV’s)

“The Rights of Man Set” (Trad)
Arranged and performed by Eileen Ivers (Fiddle) Fergal Scahill (Guitar & Fiddle)

“Never Alone” written by Gary Burr, Sarah Buxton & Victoria Shaw
Performed by Seán Keane (vocals) Pat Coyne (Guitar) Fergal Scahill (Fiddle)

“Everyone” written by Noelie McDonnell
The Whileaways; Noelle McDonnell (Vocals & Guitar), Nicola Joyce (Vocals), Noriana Kennedy (Vocals), Fergal Scahill (Fiddle), Ruth Smith (Piano)

“Song to Woody” written by Bob Dylan
Performed by Oisín Leech (Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica), Fergal Scahill (Fiddle), Ruth Smith (BV’s)

“Daring to Love” written by Ane Brun
Performed by The Evertides; Ruth McGill (Vocals & Guitar), Alma Kelliher (Vocals), Ruth Smith (Vocals)

“The Leprechaun” (Jig) & “I Have a House of my Own with a Chimney Built on Top of It” (Slip Jig) composed by Junior Crehan
Performed by Tommy Hayes (Bodhrán), Matthew Noone (Sarode), Fergal Scahill (Fiddle), Ruth Smith (Fiddle)

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