CHARITY SINGLE: Local singer Grace Foley plans to release a charity single for the Simon Community on iTunes on Sunday, December 1. Photo Michelle Crean



By Michelle Crean


A well-known local singer has teamed up with some of Ireland’s best musical talent and helped pen a charity single for the homeless.


Grace Foley joined forces with Dave McCune who wrote music for the well-known Irish musical ‘Cooper Face Jack’s the Musical’. The very poignant song ‘Close The Door’ will be released on iTunes on Sunday, December 1, with proceeds from all downloads going directly to the Simon Community.


This time last year Grace was preparing to launch her album ‘Unleashed’. Grace has been invited to sing at a charity concert in Foxrock next month in aid of the homeless and it was from there Grace became inspired to start the project.


“I had written these words before realising that the Simon Community slogan is ‘Close The Door’,” Grace told the Killarney Advertiser this week.


“There has been a sense of serendipity to the project from the start. Everyone on the project has given freely of their time and talent. Musicians on the track are guitarist James Nash, bass player Rod Patterson and pianist Brian Connor. Brian Connor also arranged and co-produced the track at Ventry Recording Studio Balbriggan. The song also features the stunning voice of Irish baritone Simon Morgan.”


She added that the song will have a very moving video to accompany it. “This was filmed in Tralee by the very talented up and coming videographer James Maher and features the wonderful Irish actress Laura Reidy.”


Grace is also planning a busking event in Killarney Town during the run up to the release. This event will feature local artists as well as the fantastic Dublin singer George Murphy. Grace will also be a support act for George for his Killarney tour date at the INEC Killarney on Saturday, December 30, where Grace will sing a number of songs, including ‘Close The Door’.


To find out more information about Grace and her work go to or find her on Facebook: Grace Foley Singer.