Some nice things happened in relation to music over the period of the COVID lockdowns.

The first thing I remember was seeing people in Italy singing and playing instruments from their balconies.

Then people began to get creative about what could be done from home using technologies such as Zoom.

An early one was “True Colors – Camden Voices (self-isolation/virtual choir cover” from March.

In April Andrea Bocelli gave his “Music For Hope” performance live from Duomo di Milano.

In May we were treated to “RTÉ Concert Orchestra and Sibéal perform Mise Éire from home” and “Kodaline – Saving Grace ft the RTE Concert Orchestra, Dublin Gospel Choir“.

In June we got “No Frontiers | Mary Black and Friends in aid of Women’s Aid Ireland“.

But then came the most fabulous one of all.  I simply do not tire of listening to (and watching) “Irish Women In Harmony – Dreams”. Congratulations to RuthAnne who started the initiative, and to all of the women who participated. and it’s all in aid of Safe Ireland, who support domestic abuse victims and survivors.