The 12 finalists in the Allingham Songwriting Contest are (in no particular order):
Eileen Kane - 'Surf The Waves'
Bri Carr - 'A Little Bit Diva'
Rose Connolly - 'Don't Forsake Me'
Martina Flaherty - 'Maybe'
Blackbird & Crow - 'Ugly Duckling'
Andy Cox - 'Don't Cry Baby'
Elaine O'Dea - 'Swallows'
Michael Tracey - 'Full Moon'
Marion Nolan - 'Easy Lovin'
Mirenda Rosenberg - 'Don't Sacrifice'
Mick Joyce - 'Better Than Beckham'
Dean Maywood - 'Louisiana'
The finalists will battle it out in front of the judges at the Live Final in Dicey Reilly's Pub, Ballyshannon, on Friday November 10th from 10pm. This is always a great evening with music and performances of all styles. This year's judges are Donegal/Leitrim songwriter Mick Blake, local singer and musician Farah Bogle and Martin Harte of Sligo band Indian.