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19th Jun 2020

WATCH: Irish female artists record powerful cover of The Cranberries’ ‘Dreams’ for charity

Jade Hayden

Absolutely incredible.

Over 40 Irish female artists have recorded a powerful cover of The Cranberries’ hit song ‘Dreams’ in aid of charity.

The song features the stunning vocals of artists including RuthAnne, Lisa Hannigan, Imelda May, and Wyvern Lingo to name but a few, all performing as part of the new collective, Irish Women in Harmony.

All proceeds raised from the track will go towards Safe Ireland, a domestic abuse charity providing support to women and children experiencing crises in the home.

Domestic abuse rates have risen considerably since the beginning of lockdown, with many charities reporting glaring increases in the number of calls made to helplines.

“All funds raised from this beautiful recording will go to the Safe Ireland Covid-19 Emergency Fund, which will be distributed through our 39 member services,” says Safe.

“It will be used directly to meet the needs of women and children fleeing violence and abuse in their homes.”

RuthAnne and Lyra chatted to us ahead of the song’s release earlier this week. You can check out that interview across Her’s social media on Monday, June 22.

The fill list of artists appearing on Irish Women in Harmony’s track are:

Ailbhe Reddy, Aimée, Áine Cahill, Allie Sherlock, Caroline Corr, Elaine Mai, Emma Langford, Erica Cody, Eve Belle, Faye O’Rourke, 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, the trio that constitutes Wyvern Lingo, Aoife Dennedy, Louize Carroll, Lucia McPartlin, Maria O’Connor, Maria Ryan, Sarah Lynch and Theodora Byrne.

Irish Women in Harmony’s cover of ‘Dreams’ is available to listen to now. You can donate €4 to Safe Ireland by texting ‘SAFE’ to 50300. 

Check out the full video here: