Achill singer releases charity single for hospice

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MOVING TRIBUTE Graham Sweeney’s single ‘I Am’ is dedicated to a friend who passed away last year.

Achill singer/songwriter Graham Sweeney recently released a beautiful charity single, ‘I Am’, on iTunes and Google Play. Proceeds from the song, dedicated to Sweeney’s dear friend, Joan Egan, are in aid of Galway Hospice. Ms Egan sadly passed away at the Galway Hospice last year following a battle with Motor Neuron Disease.  
Having toured with Declan O’Rourke, Damien Dempsey and Mick Flannery and played at several festivals including Electric Picnic, Sweeney has a unique and captivating sound. Blending traditional guitar playing with his unique style of finger tapping, the talented young  songwriter produces haunting percussive guitar riffs and delicate vocal melodies.
Graham has just recently released his first album, ‘Closing Time’, and was nominated for Best Male Solo Act at the Pure M Awards 2015.
A special song can help in the healing process, and the lyrics of this moving song are truly comforting to those who have experienced or are dealing with loss. ‘I am the endless possibilities, just reach and you’ll go far…Just remember I’m at peace right now and you’ll find ease some day’.
Graham spoke of the inspiration behind the song: “Recently we lost a loved one in our family. Joan’s time at the Galway Hospice really opened my eyes to the fantastic work they do, not only for their patients, but for the level of support they offer to families and friends.
“The Galway Hospice really makes every little detail more comforting for those who are suffering. I wanted to show my appreciation for the Galway Hospice, and raise much needed funds in memory of our great friend Joan.
“This single costs less than €1, and every download will assist the Hospice in providing the highest possible level of care to patients and families at what for them is a very difficult time.”
Galway Hospice provides a wide range of specialist palliative care services to patients suffering with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses and their families and carers across Galway city and county.
The Galway Hospice depends on the generosity and goodwill of the public to fund the Home Care Service, Day Care Service, Bereavement Support Service and Educational Facility. Each year, the Galway Hospice must raise in excess of €1.6 million to support the delivery of these essential services which are provided free of change, for as long as they are needed.

Graham’s new single ‘I Am’ is available to download for just €0.99 on iTunes, Google Play and a host of other download sites. For more information on the Galway Hospice, or to make a donation directly to the Hospice, please visit