Wednesday 18 October 2017

Sean was encouraged by composer Paul – and hospice ballad is result

Sean Olohan, left, with Paul Williams at an IMRO seminar in Dublin.
Sean Olohan, left, with Paul Williams at an IMRO seminar in Dublin.

The man who wrote 'We've Only Just Begun' for The Carpenters and who has other songs performed by artists as diverse as David Bowie, The Monkees and Barbara Streisand, has rowed in behind the efforts by the Wicklow Hospice Foundation to build a new hospice at Magheramore near Wicklow town.

Composer, singer and actor Paul Williams met Wicklow's own Sean Olohan at an IMRO seminar in Dublin, while Sean was writing his hospice song, 'We Have a Dream'. The American was very supportive and passed on some important tips to help Sean complete the beautiful ballad. It was a very proud moment for Sean to meet Paul and especially his interest in his latest project.

The Hospice song is one of 25 songs on 'A Love for the Music'. Sean compiled this selection of songs to raise funds for Wicklow Hospice and Cancer Support and his aim is that every household in the county has a copy and help support these causes.

It is available from Track One Music in Wicklow 0404 67389 plus usual outlets or by email at

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