Jack Lukeman together with the National Children’s Choir release ‘Starman’ makes No.1 on playlists

14 Nov
2018

The Starman Project

‘He told us not to blow it ‘cause he knows it’s all worthwhile…”

Jack Lukeman, music patron at CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory, together with the National Children’s Choir and the Trinity String Orchestra have come together for The Starman Project to release David Bowie’s iconic anthem ‘Starman’. The project celebrates the upcoming 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission and the inspirational power of science and space. The single is available on all digital platforms in aid of Lauralynn Children’s Hospice and has reached top rankings on Google Play knocking Lady GaGa off the number one position. As of November 13, Starman is number two on iTunes.

The single, launched during Science Week 2018, is the culmination of a massive national STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Art Math) project that was announced at the launch of Space Week 2018. Driven by students at Cork Educate Together Secondary School and overseen by CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory, the Starman project saw students from all over Ireland getting involved and contributing to the final recording.

Speaking about the single, CIT Blackrock Castle Observatory spokesperson, Clair McSweeney said “The Apollo 11 mission was an exercise in testing the limits of human ambition and cooperation that culminated in a timeless moment that unified and inspired a generation; the small step, before the giant leap. As the 50th anniversary of this seminal event approaches, what better way to celebrate it than to undertake another ambitious project in that spirit of cooperation with students from across Ireland collaborating with Jack Lukeman and the National Children’s Choir on The Starman Project and the release of ‘Starman’ in aid of Lauralynn Children’s Hospice”.

LauraLynn is delighted to be the recipient of all proceeds from the sale of the Starman single. You can support this initiative by;

Watching on YouTube

Downloading on iTunes and Google Play

Listening on Spotify

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