A track recorded to celebrate Derry/Londonderryâ€™s year as the UKâ€™s capital of culture is set for a worldwide release.
The song was written by Carly Simon and the American singer was delighted with McGinty and Carlinâ€™s version. McGinty who was born in Derry said it was a â€˜very proud momentâ€™ to represent his home city.
Simon said: “I just played it and cried my eyes out and I’m still crying. It’s absolutely stunningly wonderful. Thank you for doing me proud.”
Simonâ€™s record company, Irish Records will release the song in a joint venture with Walled City Records.
McGinty and Carlin performed the song with Simon at a Gala event in Beverly Hills, California in front of VIPs such as Hillary Clinton, Harvey Weinstein, Jane Fonda, Diane Lane, Ted Danson and Mary Steenburgen earlier this month.
Carlin said: “Singing Let The River Run with Carly is something I will never forget.”
The single will be accompanied by a video that features some of the highlights and events from the cityâ€™s year as UK Capital of Culture. These include the Fleadh, the Walled City Tattoo, Lumiere, The Return of Colmcille and Radio Oneâ€™s Big Weekend.
The single will be available from midnight on 20th January. Check out the video below.