Drogheda to get a Fleadh song

Mid Louth Independent - - NEWS -

A PRIZE fund of €1,000 has been an­nounced for a ‘Fleadh song’ for Drogheda, which will cel­e­brate all that is great in the town and area, and mark the fact that Drogheda will host Fleadh Cheoil na hEire­ann in 2018.

In­de­pen­dent Cllr Frank God­frey ex­plained that he would love to see an iconic song for Drogheda em­brac­ing the his­tory, the peo­ple, her­itage, the Boyne and the Fleadh. ‘We have so many tal­ented mu­si­cians and singers in this area who could write an amaz­ing hit song on this theme. And the com­pe­ti­tion is not limited to Drogheda, but is open to all coun­try­wide and world­wide!’

The song should re­flect Drogheda life and her­itage as well as the his­toric oc­ca­sion of the Fleadh be­ing held in the town for the first time. It should be catchy, and en­cour­age peo­ple to sing along. It should con­tain words and mu­sic.

‘We don’t re­ally have a song for Drogheda that’s well-known and sung ev­ery­where,’ con­tin­ued Cllr God­frey.

Ap­pli­ca­tion forms will be avail­able from Cllr God­frey from Oc­to­ber and should be sub­mit­ted to him by the end of May 2018, along with a record­ing of the song.

It can be per­formed by in­di­vid­u­als or a group.

There is no en­trance fee for the Fleadh song com­pe­ti­tion.

A mu­si­cal night will be held next sum­mer to high­light the short-listed songs, which will be ad­ju­di­cated by a panel of three judges.

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