In memory of the late Irish artist Sinéad O’Connor, Boygenius, the supergroup featuring Phoebe Bridgers, has released a poignant cover of the traditional Irish and Scottish song, “The Parting Glass.” The tribute also features collaboration with Ye Vagabonds.
Boygenius shared the release on Instagram with a caption that read, “‘The Parting Glass’ with @yevagabonds is out now. As chosen by Sinéad O’Connor’s estate, proceeds will go to the @aisling_project, an after-school project working with children and young people growing up in a disadvantaged area in Dublin, Ireland.“
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The cover serves as a heartfelt homage to O’Connor, who passed away in July at the age of 56. The choice of “The Parting Glass,” a traditional song, aligns with O’Connor’s own rendition of the track released in 2002.
Sinéad O’Connor’s estate has designated the proceeds from the cover to benefit the Aisling Project, an after-school initiative supporting children and young people in disadvantaged areas of Dublin.
O’Connor’s death was confirmed by the London Inner South Coroner’s Court, which stated that she was found “unresponsive” at her London home. An autopsy was conducted, but the cause of death has not been publicly disclosed.