Tipperary International Song of Peace Contest

Tipperary Town • County Tipperary, Ireland • April 22nd, 2006


The Tipperary Peace Convention Song Contest was formed as part of the annual Tipperary Peace Convention in 1983.  The Convention, aware of having long been associated with the popular music hall song "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.

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Sherry Allen and Don Gnecco following the Peace Song Contest

Sherry Allen rehearses "One Light" in preparaton for the 2006 Song of Peace Contest

Rehearsing with the band on Saturday afternoon


Pat Marnane (at keyboard) and the band accompany Sherry during rehearsal

Sherry, Pat and Fran Marnane, Don