From all corners of the country, be it car, train, bus or in one case by plane from the US, we converged at the Westin Hotel to sing for #txs2 (#twitterxmassingle). The twitter gathering came about in 2011 when Brenda Drumm tweeted ‘wouldn’t it be great if we made a twitter Christmas single’. Little did she realise what she had unleashed. Last year 140 people turned up to sing Winter Song to raise funds for the neo-natal unit in Holles Street.
On Sunday 11th November, in response to Brenda’s #txs2 tweet, we came together to sing Holding on for Christmas which is an original song written by Ian Callanan, Brenda Drumm, Gavin Byrne and Alan Chadwick. This year the charity of choice is Console, an organisation that resonates with me on a personal level.