A Christmas Hug and Lullaby

With all thats going on in the world right now, there’s a lot to be said for a creative project that warms the heart especially at this time of year.

The Christmas Lullaby – is a new single by Irish band Ruah, a dynamic music duo hailing from north county Dublin. Consisting of powerhouse front woman Audrey Marian Fay on vocals and rhythm guitar and Enda Duffy on electric lead guitar.

Their live shows are bursting with energy and in this case they are plugging into the festive spirit with their new release.

Working as a team from their own private studio , they write record and release their own original songs and art whilst also producing work and music for clients and their projects but their latest work sounds like a labour of love, and they found the ideal creative partner to bring the song to life.

‘A beautiful gentle lullaby to help the little ones sleep on the most magical night of the year. Evoking those childhood memories of the magic and anticipation between adult and child on Christmas Eve!’ says Audrey of their new release and it’s hard to disagree!

Thurles based Artist Jennifer Ryan Kelly created the wonderful characters in the animated video above, drawing on her own personal memories of this wonderful time of year!

“I finished this animation within a week(!) The song evokes childhood memories of the magic and anticipation shared between a child and an adult on Christmas eve. The character designs are inspired by my own Mam and younger sisters. The lyrics served as a guiding light in bringing the visuals to life. I hope it brings joy and anticipation for the upcoming festivities whether you are celebrating with family, friends or enjoying the season solo’ says the talented Tipp woman who keeps fans updated on her art on her instagram page @jayorkay

You can also follow the exploits of Audrey and Enda on their insta account @ruahireland Their track can be bought from the Apple music store for 99c here, otherwise streamed from Spotify! 

Go to see Audrey and Enda live if you can!