Congratulations to Alan Kavanagh on winning the 2016 Allingham Songwriting Contest!
The 12 finalists of the Allingham Festival Songwriting Contest were:
Alan Kavanagh - To Yourself Please Always Be True
Jessie Solange - Try
Brigid O'Neill - Don't Make Me Go To Town
Tara Gi - Trouble
Luke Devaney - Selfish Love
Damien Brady - Ash & Embers
Amy O'Hara - Alone
Dickon Whitehead - Better Fingers
Without Willow - The Heatherfield
Avi Mc Gourty - Just Like Snow
Amy Meehan - Tapaidh an Deis
Sunset Ships - Song for Brothers
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. 5th.
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 Charlie Mc Gettigan, Ian Smith and Niamh Currid, with John Meehan as MC.
Tickets are €5 on the door.