Tuesday 27 September 2016

Ella Eyre sings England rugby anthem

Published 08/09/2015 | 15:54

Ella Eyre has released her version of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Ella Eyre has released her version of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

Popstar Ella Eyre's rendition of rugby classic Swing Low, Sweet Chariot has been released as the official England Rugby song for 2015.

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The Brit award winner, who scored a number one hit with Rudimental for Waiting All Night, lent her vocals to the rugby fan favourite which is often heard echoing through the crowd during games.

A donation from each purchase of the song, available on iTunes and Spotify, will be made to England Rugby's All Schools programme, of which Prince Harry is a patron.

Set up in partnership with the Rugby Football Foundation, the project helps schools introduce children to the sport with the aim of increasing the number of state secondary schools playing the game in England.

On September 18 a special edition of the song will also be released featuring the vocals of fans discovered through England Rugby's Every Voice Counts campaign.

The lucky singers, who were selected after uploading their version of the song on social media, recorded the single at world famous Abbey Road Studio where they met with Eyre.

The official video for the song starring past and present players will be released on Facebook on Thursday for 24 hours before its general release.

Ella Eyre, who charted at number four this week with her debut album Feline, will perform the track live for the first time on Good Morning Britain on Thursday.

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