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Irish female musicians team up to support domestic abuse victims with Cranberries cover

By Brian Dillon

June 16, 2020 at 3:18pm

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39 incredible Irish female artists and musicians have teamed up to release a cover of the iconic Cranberries hit Dreams to support those affected by domestic abuse in Ireland.

With all proceeds going to Safe Ireland, the national social change agency working to end domestic abuse and coercive control in Ireland, the single will be released this Thursday, June 18 at 7pm.

The cover features a lineup of some incredibly talented Irish female artists such as Imelda May, Tolu Makay, Laoise and Soulé.

The lineup also includes Stephanie Rainey, Sibéal, Caroline Corr, Moya Brennan, Emma Langford, Saint Sister, Fia Moon, Una Healy, Melina Malone, Lilla Vargen, Ailbhe Reddy, Aimée, Áine Cahill, Allie Sherlock, Elaine Mai, Erica Cody, Eve Belle, Faye O'Rourke, Lisa Hannigan, Loah, Lyra, Niamh Farrell, Orla Gartland, Pillow Queens, Roe, Róisín O, RuthAnne, Wyvern Lingo, Aoife Dennedy, Louize Carroll, Lucia McPartlin, Maria O'Connor, Maria Ryan, Sarah Lynch and Theodora Byrne.

Imelda May took to Instagram to say: "I’m very proud to be a part of this. I love Dreams. I loved Dolores O Riordan. But mostly I love when we all come together to positively change issues that need changing. One united voice against the physical and mental atrocity that is domestic abuse. Everyone has the basic need and right to feel safe in their own home."

Meanwhile, Caroline Corr wrote: "I am so happy to be part of this with all of these wonderful Irish female artists, musicians and songwriters in support of @safeireland. Domestic abuse rates have risen dramatically during lockdown."

To keep up to date with details of the single from Irish Women in Harmony, you can follow them on Instagram. You can also donate €4 to Safe by texting SAFE to 50300.

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