Over 50 entries were submitted to this year’s Allingham Songwriting competition, covering awide range of styles, from folk to hip-hop. Well done to all who took part.

The 12 finalists in the 2018 Allingham Songwriting Contest are (in no particular order):

AGATA WERCEL - ‘SUMMER’

BEN CULLY - ‘NAIVE’

RONAN GALLAGHER - ‘I WON’T DO THAT’

EDGY V - ‘SUMMER COLOURS’

AVRIL MC GOURTY - ‘MAKE IT STAY’

JOHN MCINTYRE - ‘PICTURES FROM THE PAST’

KARL MC HUGH - ‘ THEIR LOVE’

SEAMUS KENNEDY - ‘THE CAPTAIN’

WITHOUT WILLOW - ‘NOVEMBER FOG’

EMMA LANGFORD - ‘THE SEDUCTION OF EVE’

PETE SIMPSON - ‘SLOW IT DOWN’

OISÍN NEE - ‘THINKING OF YOU’

The finalists will perform in front of three judges at the Live Final in Dicey Reilly's Pub, Ballyshannon, on Friday November 9th from 10pm. This is always a great evening with music and performances of all styles. 

Entry: €5