Contestants from Boston, USA, Miami, Florida, and from various parts of Ireland, North and South, will compete in the Tipperary International Song of Peace Final, this Saturday November 18th in the Tipperary Excel, Tipperary Town.
Supported by IMRO, the Contest carries a prize fund of €1,500 and a crystal award for the winning entry while the best Irish entry will receive the Mick Tuohy Perpetual Cup, in memory of one of Tipperary's greatest ever performers.
The Contest is organised by Tipperary Peace Convention and aims to promote peace and reconciliation through the medium of music and song. "This is a wonderful event to have in the community and we are looking forward to welcoming the singers, songwriters and their supporters to Tipperary,” said Martin Quinn, Honorary Secretary of Tipperary Peace Convention. Along with the contest itself on the night there will also be a guest performance from previous winner Kenny Grant and a special performance from the Circle of Friends Choir from the Circle of Friends Cancer Support Centre in Tipperary Town.
Tickets for the event will be on sale Monday 6th November from the Tipperary Excel on 062-80520. They are priced at €12 for Adults and €10 for Children with concessions and group rates available.