I’m Coming Home is a new Christmas song penned by Keith O’Brien and The Jigsaw Jam, and dedicated to the hundreds of thousands of Irish emigrants around the world, who will not be able to make it home for the holidays.
Grafton Street’s Christmas lights twinkled in the background as these musicians filmed this heart warming song. The video features clips of immigrants from around the globe sending messages home to their loved ones.
This is an amazing song by Irish artists with fabulous voices. Their Christmas present this year will hopefully be recognition by the music industry, which they truly deserve.
Beware – this video carries a Homesickness Warning!!!!
For anyone spending Christmas far away from family and friends, this song will bring tears to your eyes.
Homesickness is a strange phenomenon, which I have suffered from at various stages throughout my twenty something years living in America. When my initial wanderlust subsided during the first year of my time here, I soothed my Irish soul by returning to my family at Christmas time to recharge my batteries.
But as years passed by and cash flow restricted me from taking multiple trips across the Atlantic, my yuletide journeys to the Emerald Isle came to an end. My passion for my new country has not waned, but at Christmas it is difficult not to feel homesick and sad. That’s when I miss Ireland the most.
To minimize my loneliness I bake cookies, join in every American Christmas activity, but deep down each year I miss my family in Dublin, Cork and Donegal.
The poignant words of this song stirred my heart and made me think of all the Irish people spending Christmas far away from home.
It’s over twenty years since I spent Christmas in Ireland, but I’m happy to say this year is an exception. My kids are so excited to experience their first Christmas in Ireland with their grandparents. We’ve e-mailed Santa to make sure he knows their correct delivery address.
And so, as I listened to this lovely song, I smiled because finally, I’m Coming Home for Christmas.
I hope you enjoy this video as much as I do. The single I’m Coming Home is now available on iTunes.
Nollaig Shona Daoibh
Irish American Mom
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