Alan Earls from Wicklow was acknowledged for his entry, “Beautiful” in the Adult Contemporary category. Armagh songwriter, Tony Villiers, was also acknowledged in the Folk/Singer-Songwriter category for his entry, “Jesus Was a Rollin’ Stone”.
Elsewhere, Naas duo, Miracle Bell, received honourable mentions in two categories – Pop/Top 40 for their song “Love Sounds” and Unsigned Only for the track “Paris”.
Liam Redmond, songwriter with The Scenes, was acknowledged in the Rock category for their song, “Alone”, while Deep End of the Road, an avant-garde collective made up of Lorcán Mac Mathúna, Eoghan Neff, Flaithrí Neff, Seán Mac Erlaine and Martin Tourish, received a mention in the World section for “Scread Ceann Sualtaim”.
The International Songwriting Competition (ISC) is an annual song contest whose mission is to provide the opportunity for both aspiring and established songwriters to have their songs heard in a professional, international arena.
Every year the competition attracts entries from thousands of songwriters worldwide. Categories include: AAA (Adult Album Alternative), Adult Contemporary (AC), Americana, Blues, Children’s Music, Comedy/Novelty, Country, Dance/Electronica, Folk/Singer-Songwriter, Gospel/Christian, Instrumental, Jazz, Latin Music, Lyrics Only, Music Video, Performance, Pop/Top 40, R&B/Hip-Hop, Rock, Teen, World Music, and Unsigned Only.