Jingle Jangle is a collaboration between the SOLAS Workplace Choir and the Mountjoy Prison Inhouse Voices. The 10 track album features much-loved Christmas tracks, including Deck the Halls and Jingle Bells. All tracks were recorded in Mountjoy Prison while all proceeds from the concert and from sales of the album will go to Dublin Simon.
The choirs originally performed together in March 2019, during the interval of a TedEx event held in Mountjoy, when the idea for an album to raise money for Dublin Simon came about.
Since then the Solas choir and the inmates choir – called Mountjoy Inhouse Voices – practiced their pieces separately until they met up in the prison church over the past couple of months to rehearse together. SOLAS is the state organisation with responsibility for funding, planning and co-ordinating Further Education and Training (FET) in Ireland and runs courses for prisoners.
The album was launched at a special fundraising concert in Mountjoy on Thursday 14 November.
Jingle Jangle is available to buy for €10 in any Tower Records store or online here: https://www.towerrecords.ie/product/SOLASCHOIR_MOUNTJOYCHOIR_JINGLEJANGLE/815360