Renowned Donegal fiddler Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh has joined a stunning new ensemble recording of Jimmy McCarthy’s ‘No Frontiers’ for Women’s Aid.
Gaoth Dobhair native Ní Mhaonaigh is one of a host of talented Irish artists who have created the new bilingual cover to support Women’s Aid during Covid-19 lockdown.
The ‘Meitheal na mBan’ No Frontiers performance features Mary Black, Róisín O, Bronagh Gallagher, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Wallis Bird, Loah, Cliona Hagan, Cathy Jordan, Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh and Nell Ní Chróinín.
No Frontiers is one of Ireland’s bestselling global hits and a song which is iconic to so many women in Ireland. It is about keeping hope and inner strength even through difficult times, an apt message for the current climate.
Donations can be made online to www.womensaid.ie/donate or by texting the word ACTION to 50300 to donate €4
For many women at this difficult time, following the law and protecting themselves and their children from infection by the coronavirus has left them in great danger. The threat looms largest where they should be safest – in lockdown in their own homes.
For over 40 years, Women’s Aid has been here to listen, believe and support these women nationwide whose partners or exes are emotionally, physically and sexually abusive.
Now their services are needed even more. 1 in 4 women in Ireland experience domestic abuse with the problem surging globally during lockdown. An Garda Siochana has seen an increase of 25% of call outs during Covid-19.
Those directly affected by this issue should contact 1800 341 900, Women’s Aid’s 24-hour National Free Phone Helpline.
Due to the massive response to the recent online series of ‘Meitheal na mBan’ on TG4’s Youtube and Facebook channels, a once off TV special will now air on the 5th of July at 21.30 on TG4.
‘Meitheal na mBan’ for TG4 is an inspirational and empowering series of concerts led by Ireland’s top female musicians and artists as they perform directly from their own homes, in a much-needed fundraiser to support the victims of domestic abuse.