More Than Conquerors, the hugely popular Belfast band, have just announced that they will be playing at the BEO National Finals in the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny this Friday.
They’ll be joining an already seriously impressive line-up which includes the likes of Jamaican Vampires, The Dirty 9s and Storyfold and, of course, the announcement of the BEO winning band.
The gig kicks off at 7pm, so get there early to be sure you get in!
More Than Conquerors - Kris Platt, Danny Ball, Jamie Neish and Danny Morton - got together in 2009. The band rapidly won acclaim for their dirty,rhythmic guitars under-laden with hard-hitting bass-lines and punchy drums and melodic vocals. It’s a serious coup to get them to the RCC for the BEO gig.
During the day, the RCC will be filled with music and musicans as six bands compete for the BEO National Title, and half of them are from Donegal.
Bands from Pobalscoil na Rossan in Dungloe, St Columba’s in Stranorlar and Pobalscoil Ghaoth Dobhair will be battling it out against bands from Wexford, Kilkenny and Kildare at the Regional Cultural Centre, Letterkenny on Friday, May 11.
A prestigious panel of judges has been assembled to decide the winner - Jackie Hayden of Hot Press, Paddy McKenna of Storyfold, Cian McCarthy of The Dirty 9s; Mary O’Hagan, Senior Producer of The Last Word on Today FM, Una Mullally, journalist and broadcaster and Brian Fisher from The Nerve Centre.
BEO is a music initiative that started in Coláiste Ailigh in 2009. Now, Transition Year students from Coláiste Ailigh, Loreto Convent and St. Eunan’s College work together running the project and it has evolved into a National Competition, with the finals taking place on Friday. BEO involves students organising a series of live music concerts and social workshops in their local area. The intiative aims to promote Irish bands and get young people interested in live music while at the same time promoting the cúpla focal.
So, come along to the RCC at 7pm tomorrow night to hear some great music and support this fantastic initiative. At just €5, it’s seriously good value for money.