Described as one of the most versatile singer-composers of the current era, Moira Smiley has been around the world with the likes of tUnE-yArDs, Jayme Stone, Solas, Billy Childs and many others. Lately, though, it’s her work with refugees that’s informing her musical endeavours.
REFUGEE came from Moira’s experiences while volunteering at Calais Jungle refugee camp in France in 2016. When she came back from volunteering at a camp in Greece just a few weeks ago she mentioned that it’s the only song she feels like singing.
“My song, REFUGEE is about feeling bereft and misunderstood. We are all much closer to being refugees than we want to imagine. Realizing this may remind us of our humanity- especially those of us who have relatively plenty.”