Musicians urged to hear the call of Le Crunch songwriting comp

Musicians urged to hear the call of Le Crunch songwriting comp

Catherine Stewart from with song contest judges Paddy McKenna and Niamh Farrell

LIMERICK musicians are being urged to hear the call for Ireland’s “greatest cover version”, with a prize of €2,500 and industry recognition on offer for the winner.

The popular Apple of My Eye song constest – backed by Le Crunch and – has returned with a search to find the best in undiscovered musical talent.

Musicians can enter the contest with their material to go before a panel of industry judges including Shane Dunne, founder of Indiependence music festival and a UL graduate, Paddy McKenna of RTE and Niamh Farrell, lead singer of HamsandwicH.

Paddy McKenna said the song contest was “a great opportunity for budding Limerick artists to have their talents showcased to a huge audience and also have their song checked out by some influential people from the Irish music industry.

“We’re looking forward to hearing what is out there.”

Sandrine Gaborieau of Le Crunch said: “We’ve been thrilled with the quality and amount of entries that the competition has received in previous years and it has been a privilege to help discover such new and exciting talent. We’re once again looking forward to hearing another superb batch of songs.”

A national final will take place in Whelan’s in Dublin on March 9, with five acts to perform in front of a live audience.

Deadline for entries is February 12. See