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Released by Tara Music in association with RT?, is a collaboration between Shaun Davey, the RT? National Symphony Orchestra and the featured artists. The album takes its name from the anthem specially composed for the Opening Ceremony of the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Croke Park, June 2003. Performed by Rita Connolly , Ronan Tynan and no less than six Dublin choirs, this song originally topped the Irish singles charts for 5 weeks.
In 2003 Shaun Davey composed music for the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Dublin. The event was staged in Croke Park, the biggest Gaelic Games stadium in Ireland, before an audience of 80,000 people. With guest appearances by Nelson Mandela and Muhammed Ali and performers including U2, the event was televised by RTÉ and became the focus of enormous national commitment and pride. Working in collaboration with percussionist Noel Eccles, Shaun Davey created music on a scale and emotional intensity to match the occasion
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