The 12 finalists who will compete for the prize of €1000 in the Live Final of the Allingham 2015 Songwriting Contest on Friday Nov. 6th at 10pm in Dicey Reilly's are (in no particular order):

Alan Kavanagh - Just a Juke Box Away

Geraldine Gilmartin - Song for Sligo

Brigid O'Neill - You're Never Going to get to Heaven

The Hatchlings - Choir in the Belly of a Fallen Bird

Niamh Mc Kinney - Down Near the Sea

Jacqui Sterling - Holy Ghost

Sarah Buckley - Magic Powers

Harry Mc Gilloway - Vintage Wine

Alana Flynn-Picken - Breathe Easy

Marzella - Stones

Andy Cox - Free Fall

John Finn - Never to Return

Over 50 songs were entered into the competition, and while the standard was very high, only a few can proceed to the Live Final in Dicey's on Friday Nov. 6th. The event is open to the public and promises to be an evening of top-quality music covering a range of styles as all 12 songs will be performed live in front of judges Cathy Jordan, Ian Smith and Chanele Mc Guinness, with John Meehan as MC. Tickets are €5 on the door.


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