Incredible Irish cover of Cranberries song raises over €200k for charity

By Sarah Finnan

July 10, 2020 at 3:49pm

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39 incredible female artists lent their vocals to the song, showing their support for Safe Ireland - the national social change agency working to end domestic abuse and coercive control in Ireland.

Irish Women in Harmony first came to people's attention back in June, when over 30 top Irish female artists and musicians teamed up for a cover of the popular Cranberries song Dreams. Joining forces in support of domestic abuse victims, the track was released as a charity single for Safe Ireland.

Headed up by Grammy-Award-nominated singer RuthAnne, the song also features the superb vocal stylings of artists such as Tolu Makay, Imelda May, Róisín O and Erica Coady, the track made its way consistently up the charts with RTÉ 2FM presenter Eoghan McDermott describing it as "f*cking phenomenal".

Managing to raise a whopping €215,000 for Safe Ireland so far, the team behind the track shared the good news on Instagram writing:

"WOW. We are blown away. The generosity and support from the whole country & internationally for this song & campaign has been so beautiful to see.

All us Irish female artists wanted to come together to raise our voices for those who couldn’t. To help those in horrific domestic abuse situations be heard, seen, acknowledged and helped. The Irish women in Harmony hope this money will help change lives, protect lives and save lives and we hope the awareness raised will help bring an end to all domestic abuse.

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Women supporting women and there sure was a tribe of women involved in this. This was done by women in aid of women and we are so thankful to every single person who donated to Safe Ireland."

A testament to the incredible Irish female talent that is out there, people can continue donating and supporting by texting SAFE to 50300. Have a listen of the song below if you haven't already.

So good, right?!

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