Pirate FM News

Cornish Song for Christmas Number One?

news_christmas_tree.jpg

Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 3:29pm 3rd December 2013 (Updated 3:38pm 3rd December 2013)

Cornwall makes a bid for Christmas number one.

Rotary International in the Duchy has released 'Christmas Time (Children Sing)'.

The ballad went on sale on Tuesday morning and is already sixth on Amazon's bestsellers list.

The song was written by songwriter and music producer AJ Lornie, who owns Forte Sounds recording studios in St. Austell.
It is sung by Cornish singer and TV presenter Shane Solomon: "This is insane. Cornwall has an opportunity to get into the Top 40 this Sunday on the national playlist."

At last glance the single was hot on the heels of Lily Allen, Gary Barlow and James Blunt. But Shane's staying grounded: "Let's not get ahead of ourselves, a top 100 or top 40 this Sunday in the chart would be amazing but it's really down to the people now to get this up the charts."

The single is raising money for Rotary International, which has 53,000 members in the UK and Ireland and 1.2 million across the globe. Shane added: "It's hard not to realise how many rotary clubs there are in Cornwall doing all this amazing work but it extends beyond that throughout the whole UK and the world. It will raise money for the rotary foundation and it's an easy way to help good causes."

Watch the video and get more details here


Email Icon

Sign up for exclusive news, competitions and offers.
Proper Local News updates from Pirate FM

Suggested articles

PHOTOS: Gun found half way down Cornish cliff

Cornwall News: Coastguard crews don't know how it got there

Carabao Cup round one preview: Frank Lampard's Derby hoping to bounce back

Sports News: Frank Lampard says his <strong>Derby</strong> players must have the right mentality as they look to bounce back from the humiliating 4-1 home defeat to Leeds against League Two <strong>Oldham</strong> in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday night.

Trending in Cornwall

LIVE: Car crash leaves Westminster on lockdown

Man questioned on suspicion of terror offences

Man dies after a 'freak accident' in Cornish woods

Police confirm he was struck by a tree at Tehidy

Man treated by paramedics after an A38 crash

Police say a digger hit the barrier near Liskeard

WATCH: The Red Arrows return to Falmouth

Check this full guide to travel and the best views

New tracker to tackle bed-blocking in Cornwall

Around 20 patients a day are waiting to leave wards

WATCH: Boy who fell from pier was 'chasing a seagull'

The youngster was airlifted to hospital from Looe

WATCH: Dead turtle had plastics in its stomach

The giant leatherback washed up near Penzance

Police investigate rape allegation at Boardmasters

It involved a 16-year-old girl who isn't from Cornwall

UPDATE: Delays of over an hour on Cornwall's A30

It was down to a crash and debris near Bodmin

WATCH: Crime at Boardmasters is down

Figures revealed on offences like thefts and drugs

More news...

Pirate Extra Pirate 70s Escape LoveCornwall