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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Printing in 2016 ONLY. Each copy signed (along with dedication/ inscription upon request).

    Artwork is individually spray-painted onto each sleeve with stencil design by Steve McGovern. Track listing and credits also stamped by hand onto recycled cardboard gatefold package.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Burra Din: A Christmas Record (Pt. 1) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Written by Ross Breen

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At Christmastime in World War One
Soldiers took the chance to put down their guns
And came out from the trenches into No Man’s Land
Exchanged fags and chocolate {and} shook each other’s hand

There were spontaneous renditions of Auld Lang Syne
And friendly football matches played between enemy lines
I see the fog of their breath on the winter’s morning air
As they talk and speculate about how long they might be there

It’s a once-off event from a bygone time
Seeing airstrikes in Allepo and mass migration lines
But maybe the events of the 1914 truce
Can help us bear in mind that there's an ultimate truth:

It's about love, caring, peace , sh-sh-sharing
Get your Christmas groove on, got to love one another right now

I heard there’s a place in an American town
That sells Christmas accessories all year round
As if the way we have it now isn’t bad enough
They can’t wait ‘til Halloween’s over to put the decorations up

Can we get together to stamp this madness out?
There’s no sense in it - that’s not what Christmas is about
So, if you’re feeling under pressure or a little stressed out
You just brush yourself down and you get up and shout

It’s about love, caring, peace, sh-sh-sharing
Get your Christmas groove on, got to love one another right now

To be sure, to be sure, an unnecessary thing
Undermining the special time of year when people gather to sing
I'm Dreaming Of A White Christmas at the piano
Or find a lover and take cover under shade of mistletoe

So as A Wonderful Life is on the television
I urge you good listeners to come to a decision

It’s a about love, caring, peace, sh-sh-sharing
Get your Christmas groove on, got to love one another right now

credits

from Burra Din: A Christmas Record (Pt. 1), released December 12, 2016
RB: Guitar, Voice, Keys
Cian Hanley: Drums
Nathan Maher: Bass, Keys
Gavin Warren: Tuba
Simon Wall: Sax
Conor McGrath: Sax

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