Galway composer Eímear Noone has been nominated for a Hollywood Music in Media Award for the song Stand for Hope - When I Stand with You from the film Two By Two: Overboard!, while Cartoon Saloon hit Wolfwalkers is in the running for Best Original Score.

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Stand for Hope - When I Stand with You was written by Noone and performed by Irish singer Sibéal and it faces competition in the Original Song - Animated Film category from Carried Me With You from Onward, Feel the Thunder from The Croods: A New Age, Free from The One And Only Ivan, Just Sing from Trolls World Tour, and Rocket to the Moon from Over The Moon.

Speaking to RTÉ Entertainment, Noone said, "I'm a bit overwhelmed to be nominated next to some of my favourite artists in the song-writing category for the Hollywood Music in Media Awards and I’m proud to be a small part of Ireland’s incredible contribution to animation. 

"Thanks in particular to Moe Honan of Galway-based Moetion Films for inviting me to score her big-hearted film, Two By Two: Overboard - the film wrote the song, I just translated it!"

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Bruno Coulais recorded the score for the Oscar-tipped Wolfwalkers, the acclaimed animated film by three-time Oscar-nominated Kilkenny studio Cartoon Saloon, in collaboration with Irish folk act Kila and it faces competition from The Croods: A New Age, Onward, Shaun The Sheep: Farmageddon, and Soul at the awards.

I'll Be Singing, performed by Sinéad O’Connor, and featured in forthcoming Irish-set rom-com Wild Mountain Thyme, has also been nominated in the Original Song - Independent Film category.

Noone, who is from Kilconnell in Galway, is known for her award-winning work on video game music, and as well as conducting several national orchestras, she became the first woman to conduct at the Oscars when she took up the baton in February, 2020, leading the orchestra in excerpts from the five nominated film scores.

BLOWN AWAY to be nominated alongside Justin Timberlake, Brandi Carlile, Diane Warren, + other fab artists for Hollywood Music in Media Award! Thanks @Sibéalofficial + @RTE_NSO @RTE for giving "Stand for Hope" its first live performance. @MoetionFilms https://t.co/gugX3CDJey

— Eimear Noone (@eimearnoone) January 16, 2021
Sibéal performing on The Late Late Show

Sibéal Ní Chasaide is from the Ráth Chairn Gaeltacht, County Meath, and has collaborated with Patrick Cassidy, singing his arrangement of Patrick Pearse's Mise Éire at the official government commemorations of the 1916 Rising.

She has released two albums to date, Sibéal, and Sibéal - Live at Abbey Road Studios.

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