Limerick songwriters to launch anti-war album for Ukraine

Eugene Nolan ENG Productions, John Lannon, Doras CEO, and Dominic Taylor, Director Limerick Writers’ Centre and Acoustic Club founder. Photo: Patrick Howard

EVERY month, the Limerick Writers’ Centre hosts the popular Acoustic Club for songwriters in the Commercial Bar’s Record Room.

In association with EGN Productions, the group are now putting together an album with tracks from artists at a local and national level to help raise funds for the Doras Ukrainian Refugee Appeal Fund Limerick.

The album will include original anti-war songs written by Irish songwriters. With an overarching theme of “war and peace”, each song on the album will reflect the reality of global conflicts, specifically the current situation in Ukraine.

Doras CEO John Lannon said that he’s “delighted to be associated with the initiative”.

“As a refugee support organisation, we’re acutely aware of the devastating impact of war and how it divides and traumatises. It’s fitting that proceeds go towards helping people who have had to escape from the ongoing war in Ukraine,” he added.

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The Limerick Writers’ Centre and ENG Productions will cover the album’s production costs.

Director of Limerick Writer’s Centre Dominic Taylor said that the project’s “aim is twofold in its efforts to provide assistance to refugees”. It’s looking to “inspire creativity by getting songwriters to write an anti-war song and support Doras through the money raised from the sale of the album, especially through their Ukrainian Appeal Fund.”

The Limerick Writer’s Centre, along with ENG Productions, are set to cover production costs for the project, with all proceeds from the sale of the album being donated to the Doras Ukrainian Appeal Fund Limerick.

Songwriters interested in taking part in the project should send their recordings by email (in MP3 or WAV format) to Eugene Nolan at [email protected] before August 27.