Finalists Announced for 2017 IMRO Christie Hennessy Song Competition

LIVE FINAL AT THE ASHE HOTEL, TRALEE | SATURDAY 4TH NOVEMBER | 8:30PM

SPECIAL GUEST BRONAGH GALLAGHER TO PERFORM ON THE NIGHT

The live final of the seventh annual IMRO Christie Hennessy Song Competition takes place on Saturday, 4th November at The Ashe Hotel, Tralee, with a special guest performance from singer songwriter Bronagh Gallagher. Ten finalists have been selected from over 200 entries from across Ireland and beyond to perform their original song in front of a live audience and panel of expert judges. The winning songwriter will be presented with a cheque for €1,000, courtesy of Tralee Credit Union with a runner up prize of €300.

Christie Hennessy: A Celebration will open on Friday 3rd November with The Troubadour Club, a showcase featuring some of the finest of Ireland’s contemporary songwriters.

The IMRO Christie Hennessy Song Competition takes place as a tribute to the life and music of one of Tralee’s most famous sons. Now in its sixth year, the competition has grown in stature over the years to become one of Ireland’s leading song competitions and continues to attract a high calibre of songwriters from Ireland and overseas, covering a broad range of musical genres. Previous winners have included Paul McDonnell, Dave Molloy, Alan Kavanagh, Enda Reilly/Christine Deady, Míde Houlihan and Katie O’Connor.

The ten finalists in the 2017 IMRO Christie Hennessy Song Competition are:

1.         Sinead Murphy | I’ll Wait For You
2.         Megan O’Neill | Why I Need You
3.         Mirenda | Go
4.         Curtis Walsh | Perfect Rain
5.         Peter Doran | Voices
6.         Robert Grace | Close My Eyes
7.         Nile St. James | Fell For You
8.         KARMS | All I Want
9.         NC GREY | Toxic Love
10.       Lorraine Nash | Snowflakes

Entry to the live final is free of charge. For further details about the event, contact IMRO at  or 01 661 4844.

The IMRO Christie Hennessy Song Competition is supported by Tralee Chamber Alliance, The Troubadour Club, Tralee Credit Union, The Ashe Hotel and Radio Kerry.

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