- 21 Sep 21
Tickets from €28 on sale Thursday, September 23rd at 10am.
Irish Women in Harmony have announced four special live dates across Ireland for May 2022.
This very special gathering will bring together some of the leading lights of the contemporary Irish rock/pop music scene for what promises to be an unmissable showcase of homegrown female talent.
The 40-strong collective came together in the summer of 2020 under the award-winning songwriter/producer RuthAnne Cunningham, to record their record-breaking cover of 'Dreams' by The Cranberries. The release, which raised money and awareness for Safe Ireland, was a beacon of light during the pandemic.
The group recently shared their third single, 'Only a Woman'. The track is the collective's original spin on the iconic Irish song 'Only A Woman's Heart' written by Eleanor McEvoy, and sung by both Mary Black and McEvoy. The new track features a haunting vocal introduction by McEvoy herself, with electrifying spoken-word verses, written and performed by Nigerian-Irish poet, performer, and playwright, Felicia Olusanya, AKA FeliSpeaks.
Excitingly, this track marks FeliSpeaks' recorded debut, with lyrics like "womanhood has been such a disguise, with none of the prizes, how will we get by this? We always survive this", it's an incredible introduction to make.
The verses are punctuated with choruses from Aimee, Erica Cody, and RuthAnne Cunningham who provide soaring vocal performances that only add to power of the song.
RuthAnne, who has co-written hits for Niall Horan, Britney Spears, Jojo, and Martin Garrix, lent her pop-savvy production skills to the track, which is built on the foundation of the original song.
“I got the idea for this new track from the public reaction to ‘Dreams’, when people said the Irish Women In Harmony collective reminded them of ‘A Woman’s Heart’. So our new single ‘Only A Woman’ is about what it is to be a woman today...We hope the song connects a
'Dreams', 'Together at Christmas' and 'Only a Woman' will now be performed live for audiences for the first time, together with a specially curated programme of classic songs, both old and new, from the forthcoming Irish Women In Harmony debut album.
With a rotating line-up of artistes and special guests, no two shows will be the same, with fresh surprises in store every night. Irish Women In Harmony are continuing on their journey to support, nurture and encourage female artists, having accomplished huge moments during the lockdown era.
Listen to 'Only a Woman' below:
Check out the full list of dates below:
FRIDAY 13 – CORK OPERA HOUSE
SATURDAY 14 – THE NATIONAL CONCERT HALL DUBLIN
WEDNESDAY 18 – TOWN HALL THEATRE GALWAY
SATURDAY 21 – LIME TREE THEATRE LIMERICK