If there’s one thing we know for sure here at Shona, its that nothing is more powerful and magical than when women come together to create change.
Since lockdown began, there has been a 25% increase in domestic violence calls to An Garda Siochana, and Women’s Aid have reported a 39% increase in calls. Inspired to help, Irish singer/ songwriter Ruthann put the call out to some fellow musicians to join her in covering the Cranberries song “Dreams” to raise funds.
The result is this beautiful version, which includes 39 of new and established artists collectively known as Irish Women in Harmony. They include: Albhe Reddy, Aimée, Áine Cahill, Allie Sherlock, Caroline Corr, Elaine Mai, Emma Langford, Erica Cody, Eve Belle, Faye O’Rourke (Soda Blonde), Fia Moon, Imelda May, Laoise, Lilla Vargen, Lisa Hannigan, Loah, Lyra, Melina Malone, Moya Brennan, Niamh Farrell, Orla Gartland, Pillow Queens, Roe, Róisín O, RuthAnne, Saint Sister, Sibéal, Soulé, Stephanie Rainey, Tolü Makay, Una Healy, Wyvern Lingo, Aoife Dennedy, Louize Carroll, Lucia McPartlin, Maria O’Connor, Maria Ryan, Sarah Lynch and Theodora Byrne.
The single was released at 7pm last night in aid of SAFE IRELAND. All proceeds go to the charity, but you can also support by donating €4 by texting “SAFE” to 50300.
Watch the video here and prepare for chills….