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'X The Waves’ virtual event promotes peace

Gemma Bradley.

Co-operation Ireland, the peace-building charity across the island of Ireland, presents “X The Waves” (or Cross the Waves) — a virtual music event taking place on this Saturday, Jan. 16, at 12 p.m. EST/ 5 p.m., Irish time.

The U.S. chapter of the charity aims to extend its reach in building awareness, bringing together the Irish diaspora and all those who support the mission of Co-operation Ireland.

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Ireland is renowned globally for its arts scene, with music so often the bridge for unity and collaboration. “X The Waves” will bring together artists from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, showcasing the diversity of arts and culture in Ireland today. The show will include Alex Gough, Brigid Mae Power, Gemma Bradley, Jordan Run, Laoise, Leo Miyagee, Rosa Nutty, RuthAnne and SertOne. Together these artists represent a range of music genres including hip-hop, rap, folk, pop, dance and indie. Illustrations by artist and designer Shane Cluskey will also feature throughout the event.

Alex Gough.

Registration for #XTheWaves is complimentary via Eventbrite. Register at

Cooperation Ireland asks that people consider donating by texting XTHEWAVES to 707070 (U.S. only) or by visiting to Proceeds from text and online donations will be directed to Co-operation Ireland peace and reconciliation programs in communities across the island of Ireland.