A host of Ireland’s finest musicians have joined forces with poet Stephen James Smith to create an astounding piece of art My Ireland.

Under the steady hand of Villagers‘ Conor O’Brien on production duties Colm Mac Con Iomaire, Saint Sister, Loah, Ye Vagabonds and Inni-k back Smith’s powerful narrative on what it is to be Irish, with haunting backing vocals and a haze of traditional Irish instrumentation.

The accompanying video was made by This Ain’t No Disco’s Myles O’Reilly.

My Ireland was commissioned by the St. Patrick’s Festival.