Venue Address (Get Directions)Tipperary Song of Peace Final
Date and Time
Thursday, July 10th, 2014 at 6:30pm
I am SO pleased that my original song of peace Raise Our Voice has been selected as a finalist in the Tipperary International Song of Peace Contest 2014 as part of the annual Tipperary Peace Convention .
The name Tipperary, because of the song “It’s a long way to Tippeary” was traditionally associated with war. The founding committee of the Tipperary Peace Convention felt it was time that Tippeary should be known for peace. To this end the Tipperary Peace Convention was instituted with the aim to promote the concept of peace through music and discussion. Each year the Tipperary Peace Convention nominates a person who has made a noteworthy contribution to peace making to receive the Tipperary Peace Award. Previous recipients of the award have included such inspiring recipients as Nelson Mandela and Malala Yousafzai. Alongside the Tipperary Peace Award, the Tipperary Peace Convention, aware of having long been associated with “It’s a long way to Tipperary” which itself is associated with the Theatre of War, felt it appropriate that the REAL Tipperary should stage and thereby promote the concept of peace through the Tipperary Peace Song Contest. Each year, ten finalist songs are selected from among all of the entries for live presentation in the Simon Ryan Theatre at Tipperary’s Excel Centre.
Listen to Raise Your Voice here: