Forestside Young Singer Songwriter 2018

February 22, 2019


The finals of Forestside Young Singer Songwriter Competition 2018 took place over the weekend in the Errigle Inn, Belfast with judging carried out by Mairead Campbell, a producer at BBC Radio 1 and Aidan Logan an established Young Singer Songwriter performing not only locally but as far as Nashville.

 The standards of each and every performance was outstanding leaving the judges with an extremely hard decision to make at the end of the afternoon. 

Semi finalists in the Under 20 category were: 

Jonny Hammond

Owen McKavanagh

Ronan McSorley

Shannon Weatherup

The winner of the Under 20 category was Jonny Hammond - very well deserved - have a look at his live performance for yourselves

In the Under 17 category the maturity and musicality from such young ages was amazing.  

Semi finalists in this category were

Cora Harkin

Jessica James

Róise McHugh

Catherine and Maria McStay

The winner of this category was Róise McHugh - a big congratulations!  Have a look at Róise perform live below

We are now able to share with you the highlights of the Young Singer Songwriter Competition of 2018!

Have a look at the highlights of some of the young musicians on the day.  Listen to what one of the judges had to say about the talent that was before him.  Finally let the centre manager Lee Cutler tell you what this competition aims to achieve.

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