The Shortest Night is a charity album that was recorded and released in 2012 by the students of Sound Training College in aid of Dublin Simon Community. The Dublin Simon Community is a charity that helps people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in Dublin. They provide a number of vital services for the people that depend on them for help and support.
The album features tracks from Villagers, Bipolar Empire, Pugwash & Neil Hannon and many more.
The Shortest Night features 12 tracks, the title was chosen to symbolise that the Dublin Simon Community work to ensure that a person spends without a safe place to stay is as short as possible. This charity album features some excellent covers of iconic tracks by some bands that have gone on to achieve great success in the industry. All of the tracks are reflective of the theme of help and support for homeless in the city in keeping with the theme of the album.
The second year Sound Training College students were involved in every aspect of the production of the charity album, from the very start organising bands and a charity, right through the recording and mixing process to the PR and launch and everything in between. Every year the students have the chance to get involved in a fantastic project like this and record a charity album. It's a great chance to really take ownership of a project and understand how the industry works, and is many student's favourite part of the course.