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Robbie Williams will release his first ever Christmas album, The Christmas Present, on Columbia Records on November 22.

The double album will feature two discs – ‘Christmas Past’ and ‘Christmas Future’ – both including a brilliant mixture of original songs and special festive covers with some star guest appearances. The album is available to pre-order now.

The album will include original tracks Time For Change, Home, Fairytales featuring Rod Stewart and Bad Sharon with boxing champ Tyson Fury, plus the covers Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) featuring Canadian singer/songwriter Bryan Adams and I Believe In Father Christmas.

The deluxe CD version of the album features another four bonus tracks including the duet It Takes Two with Rod Stewart.

Robbie says: “I’m beyond excited to announce my first ever Christmas album. I’ve done a lot in my career and releasing this record is another dream come true. Making this album has been so much fun and I can’t wait for you all to hear it.”

The Christmas Present is Robbie’s 13th studio album and another huge milestone in the glittering career of one of Britain’s most-loved artists. Written and recorded in a variety of locations including London, Stoke-on-Trent, Los Angeles and Vancouver, the album sees Robbie working once more with long-time collaborator Guy Chambers, who produced the majority of the record with Richard Flack.

 

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Global superstar Michael Bublé has announced Irish dates at 3Arena Dublin on June 6 and SSE Arena Belfast on June 9, 2019.

Tickets go on sale on Friday, November 23, at 9 am.

Order the new album love from www.goldendiscs.ie before 11:59 pm on Sunday, November 18 for access to pre-sale concert tickets.

Love is Michael’s 8th major studio album, which will be available this Friday, November 16.

Last summer, the Feeling Good singer returned to the stage after a lengthy absence for sold out shows at Croke Park, Dublin and London’s Hyde Park.

Michael Bublé has sold over 60 million records worldwide, performed hundreds of sold-out shows around the globe, and won four Grammys and multiple Juno Awards during the course of his extraordinary career.

Tickets from €90.50 including booking fee for Dublin & from £80 for Belfast go on sale Friday, November 23 at 9 am.

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The twinkly lights have gone up in the city, tinsel is starting to appear on every shop window, coffee shops are selling festive beverages in those iconic red cups- Christmas is approaching, everyone and we couldn’t be more excited about it.

This time of year never fails to make us smile. There’s a buzz in the air (as well as a chill) and we just can’t get enough of it.

Once Halloween was over we were ready to whip out the Christmas jumpers and Michael Bublé’s Christmas CD- it’s simply infectious.

Listening to Christmas music just seems to make the day that little bit more bearable. Christmas lovers will be overjoyed to hear Christmas FM will soon be gracing the airwaves yet again and making our commute to work a hell of a lot more bearable.

The festive station will return on November 28 and will fill your ears with merry tunes up until Christmas Day.

The station has partnered up with the wonderful Temple Street Hospital as their charity partner this year.

They’re hoping to raise a whopping amount of money for the children’s hospital and we’re sure they’ll reach their target.

“We are delighted to announce that Temple Street Hospital is the official charity partner for Christmas FM for 2018. We aim to raise over €200,000 to give the gift of life to over 1,000 critically ill babies and children in Temple Street Hospital,” they stated.

This year the radio station are on the hunt for talented singer/songwriters to enter the very special Christmas FM Song Contest.

Simply write and record your very own Christmas song or cover version and fill out the online entry form at www.christmasfm.com and you could be hearing your song played across the airwaves this Christmas! You can find out all the information you need here.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Closing date for entries is 10pm on Sunday, December 2, 2018.

We are so ready for Christmas FM to make it’s long-awaited comeback.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

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We know Christmas is still a good few weeks away but we must admit that we are very excited to hear that one of our favourite singers is releasing a Christmas album.

Get ready to listen to this on repeat for all of December because there’s no doubt it’ll be playing on every single radio station during the festive period.

Following in the footsteps of Michael Bublé and Kylie Minogue, this Grammy award winner has decided to embrace the most wonderful time of year by releasing an album full of Christmas tracks.

Newly anointed EGOT winner and critically acclaimed, multi-platinum singer-songwriter John Legend has announced his first Christmas album, A Legendary Christmas.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The album is executive produced by Raphael Saadiq and will be released by Columbia Records on October 26.

The All Of Me singer has enlisted the help of one of the biggest names in music to make the album even more special. Stevie Wonder will play the harmonica on opening song What Christmas Means To Me.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The album will feature classic Christmas hits like Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas and The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)

John Legend’s album is bound to get you in the Christmas spirit, once Halloween is over that is.

A Legendary Christmas by John Legend will be released on October 26. Time to add it to our Christmas present wish-list.

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If you find yourself gritting your teeth and clenching your fists at the first sounds of Christmas music, you're not alone.

Let's be honest; even if you're a massive fan of the festive season, the idea of celebrating it for an entire eight weeks doesn't appeal to everyone.

While you can quickly scroll by Facebook friends who post photos of their Christmas tree in early November, avoiding Christmas music can be a lot more difficult, especially if you work in the retail sector.

(Or an office with colleagues who would happily begin the festive season in May.)

And it turns out being subjected to an onslaught of Christmas carols can actually have a detrimental effect on your mental health.

Speaking to Sky News, clinical psychologist, Linda Blair, explained that attempting to tune out the likes of Mariah Carey, East 17 and Cliff Richard indirectly affects your brain's functioning.

"People working in the shops at Christmas have to tune out Christmas music, because if they don't, it really does stop you from being able to focus on anything else," she says.

"You're simply spending all of your energy trying not to hear what you're hearing."

In other words, early Christmas affects your productivity levels.

Something to remember the next time you're passing the office Suggestion Box, right?

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Niamh Geaney chats to lead man of Dublin’s Hunting the Brave, John Sadlier about his debut single, Dare to Dream (This Christmas). All proceeds from the sale of this great Christmas tune is going to Age Action, to make the festive season a little better for the country’s older people.

Dare to Dream (This Christmas) is available to download now on iTunes.

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The festive season may be jolly and bright, but for Ireland’s elderly it can be anything but. As people get involved in Christmas activities and many clubs and organisations close for the holidays, loneliness can have a devastating effect on the older community – something that Age Action is once again highlighting this year.

Lead man of Dublin’s Hunting the Brave, John Sadlier, is raising money for this brilliant cause with his debut solo single, Dare to Dream (this Christmas). All proceeds from the sale of this great Christmas tune go to Age Action, to make the festive season a little better for the country’s older people. Check out the unforgettable tune below:

Hunting the Brave is an alternative folk band hailing from Dublin. Their music is a blend of alternative pop and the soft subtleties of folk, with a dynamic range of guitar and piano-led songs.

Along with John’s first solo single, 2014 has been a huge year for Hunting the Brave, who supported The Coronas and White Lies, and were also firm favourites at all the big festivals, including Indiependence. After all this success, John felt it was only fair to give something back.

“Christmas is an exceptionally tough time for elderly people who face loneliness throughout the year. When I wrote this song, I really wanted to use it to create awareness for those less fortunate than myself. I couldn’t think of a better charity to help than Age Action and I am delighted to be working alongside them this year. If I help one person I will be glad I could make a difference.”

Robin Webster, CEO of Age Action, is thrilled to be involved in this Christmas campaign. ‘We are delighted that John has chosen Age Action this Christmas. By downloading the song Dare to Dream the public not only get a great single but also help our work with vulnerable older people this Christmas’.

Dare to Dream (This Christmas) is available on iTunes from November 19th 2014. Follow Hunting the Brave on Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date with news.

 

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