The National final of the BEO competition will take place in Letterkenny in the Regional Cultural Centre this Friday
BEO will be inviting schools from all over the country to take part in a day-long gig and participate in workshops throughout the earlier part of the day and will enjoy a bustling live gig experience in the afternoon.
This will be the final BEO gig before the final round in Dublin. All of the schools participating will be pushing it to the limit as they make the utmost of their last chance before the final to impress and win over the audience at the event.
Pobalscoil Eochaill’s “Indecision” from Cork will be opening the gig as the supporting act. They accumulated over 4,000 votes in the voting poll on which band will be opening the gig as the supporting act. Pobalscoil Eochaill did a fantastic job in this voting campaign and it will not go to waste as their pride riles up the crowd on the night for them.
Indecision will play for a total of twenty minutes from 7:00pm to 7:20pm before hard-working band “Neon Wolf” begin with their unique and original brand of alternative indie-rock that they’ve produced through their attempts of striving to write music that displays their individual the best, not just as a group but also as individual musicians.
Neon Wolf will be on the stage for 45 minutes from 7:35pm to 8:20pm. After that, upcoming band Storyfold will take the stage to empower the crowd with catchy tracks like Trick of “Light” and “Delphine Waves”. They will have the stage for 50 minutes going from 8:35pm to 9:25pm. The night will then conclude with the results of this year’s BEO competition at 9:30pm.
The judges for this year’s competition are Jackie Hayden, a successful business man in the record industry and keeps an eye out for people looking to make a career out of music in his spare time, Paddy McKenna, lead singer of Storyfold and a TV and radio presenter for RTÉ. There is also Cian McCarthy, a musician DJ and radio producer based in Dublin, Barbara Nic Dhonnacha,who is no stranger to gigs, music and the likes, hosted a bilingual music show which won her Music Broadcaster of the Year at the national radio awards in Ireland. She is also found to be discussing music on TG4. Our final judge is Nadine Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh, former student of Coláiste Ailigh who went on to work at TV3 as a broadcast coordinator/production assistant and on occasion as an assistant producer on entertainment show Xposé.
Ádh mór to all schools looking to win this year’s BEO competition. If you’re looking for a good way to spend your Friday evening then visit then take the time to visit the RCC and enjoy the amazing music available.