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Irish Women in Harmony: Musicians collaborate to raise vital funds for SAFE Ireland

Ruth Anne has recruited artists such as Soulé, Wyvern Lingo and Una Healy for the project

By Clodagh Meaney

Irish musicians have come together to collaborate on a single to raise vital funds for SAFE Ireland, an Irish charity working with survivors of domestic abuse.

It comes as figures show that domestic abuse during COVID-19 has risen by 25 percent.

Irish Women In Harmony is the brainchild of Grammy nominated singer, songwriter and producer Ruth Anne.

Taking to Instagram to announce the project she revealed that she began messaging female Irish musicians to ask them to get involved in something special.

As a result, Irish Women in Harmony was born, and 39 musicians came together, remotely, to record a cover of The Cranberries' 1992 song Dreams.

"About a month ago I starting dm-ing Irish female artists and wanted to get a group of us together to do something special, remotely but together in spirit," she began.

"Before I knew it we had 32 Irish female artists & seven Irish female musicians covering an iconic Irish song by legends The Cranberries, Dreams, and I produced it."

Soulé, Wyvern Lingo, Aimee, Erica Cody and Pillow Queens are among the artists involved in the project.

"We felt it was time to raise our voices together in unity as the women in music from Ireland and come together to support the domestic abuse victims and survivors," she continued.

"During lockdown home has been our safe place but for so many home is a hostile, dangerous and violent environment with domestic abuse rates raising 25 percent since lockdown and we have to help."

Other artists involved include Áine Cahill, Fia Moon, Imelda May, Lisa Hannigan, Lyra, Tolu Makay and Maria Ryan.

The video is set to be released this evening, Thursday June 18th at 7pm.

To donate €4 now text SAFE to 50300.

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