IRISH singer-songwriters Christy Moore, Hozier, Lisa Hannigan and Sinead O’Connor are celebrated on a new set of Irish stamps released by An Post.
Ireland is renowned worldwide for its songwriting and performing traditions and the new stamps honour four Irish artists who have graced stages at the famous Glastonbury Music and Arts Festival.
Designed by Dublin-based Shaughn McGrath Creative, the colourful large format stamps are available in a booklet of four national stamps (€4.40), at anpost.com/artists and all post offices, while stocks last.
A donation will be made for every stamp booklet sold to the Irish Music Industry Covid-19 Emergency Relief Fund, created to assist Irish music creators experiencing financial need.
“To be on an Irish stamp is such an honour and in such incredible company too,” Hozier said of his inclusion in the special set.
Asked how he coped with the Covid-19 lockdowns, he explained: ”By reconnecting with the sense of local community, people around me, walking, swimming in the sea, applying a sense of gratefulness to what I could engage with and what I could achieve, and I hope to take a lot of that with me.”
The new stamps are among the largest format stamps ever issued by An Post.
“Big stamps for big names, quite fitting for these giants of the Singer Songwriter world”, a spokesperson said.
“We expect strong interest in them from fans of the artists and of music in general, all over the world,” An Post adds.
“We hope they will help spread a little joy at home and abroad.”