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Ireland's 'Band Aid' - Sile Seoige joined by Kathryn Thomas, Brian Kennedy, Mary Black and more for charity single

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Sile Seoige tweeted photo from Windmill Lane recording studios of celebs who took part in recording 'Maybe this Christmas'

Sile Seoige tweeted photo from Windmill Lane recording studios of celebs who took part in recording 'Maybe this Christmas'

Shane Byrne

Shane Byrne

Caroline Morahan

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TV presenter Sile Seoige has rallied the troops and is bringing Ireland's very own version of Band Aid to life.

The 35-year-old has gathered together some of her celebrity friends to record a charity single for Christmas in aid of the Make A Wish Foundation and the ISPCC's Childline services.

The Gaeilgeoir will provide the lead vocals for 'Maybe This Christmas', and the track, which was penned by Brian Flanagan, will also feature The Paelstrina Choir and The Pro-Cathedral Girls Choir.

Some of the stars joining her in the ranks of the 'Famous Faces Choir' are Brian Kennedy and Kathryn Thomas.

"I've always loved to sing," Sile told the Irish Independent.

"When I heard that they were ending the night time Childline services, I wanted to do something.

"It's very exciting," she said of the charity single.

The single was recorded in Dublin on Tuesday, and it will be released on December 5.

The Galway native starred in the first season of RTE's celebrity run of 'You're A Star' and successfully raised €40,000 for the charity Cope.

Former Irish rugby star Shane Byrne also starred in the show, and Sile has enlisted his help for her latest charity venture.

Other stars who will feature on the upcoming single include 'Fair City' actress Rachel Pilkington, Irish race walker Rob Heffernan, TV presenter Caroline Morahan, singing legend Mary Black and model Daniella Moyles.

And world renowned musical acts are also lending their time to the project, including The High Kings, and Jim Lockhart and Barry Devlin of rock band Horslips.

The track was recorded in the Windmill Lane Studios in the capital, and Sile took to Twitter to thank her famous friends and said that she was "truly amazed by the turnout and support".

Writing in The Star, Kathryn Thomas said, "She was so passionate about it, there was no way I could say no!"

Irish Independent