Maria and Callum Mussi from Mullahoran belt out some tunes during The Anglo-Celt Street Seisiún heats. Photo: Sheila Rooney
Don't miss your last chance to register for The Anglo-Celt Street Seisiun talent competition as part of the Cavan Fleadh 2012. Registration is free and first prize is €1,000 and recording time, with a total prize fund of €3,500.
Come to the Fleadh merchandise office on Main Street to grab your sticker and get out on the street and play. Junior heats have already concluded with finalists in U15 and 15-18 categories already confirmed for the final on the Peace III Gig Rig on Sunday Afternoon, August 19.
There's not much time left - registrations continue this evening (Friday) and tomorrow (Saturday) 11-5pm for the O18 category. Judging finishes at 7pm Saturday with six more slots up for grabs on the Gig Rig.
Once again, the contest is being run in conjunction with the Youth Sub Committee of the Fleadh Executive Committee and Fintan McManus Studios (FM Studios) in Belturbet, the latter putting up recording time for the overall winner.
Eurovision winner Charlie McGettigan is also back on board and will judge the final of the Street Seisiún with the editor of The Anglo-Celt, Linda O'Reilly. The final will feature the best of the talent from the streets during the week on the Peace III gig rig on Sunday, August 19 from 2-4.30pm.
"The purpose of The Street Seisiún talent competition is to bring the fleadh alive on the streets of Cavan town throughout the week of the festival.
"A lot of the official fleadh happens in competition venues behind closed doors. Also, those competing must have already qualified at county and provincial level to compete in the All-Ireland Fleadh.
"However, the Street Seisiún talent competition is open to all regardless of level of ability, age or where you're from.
"The only requirement is that you register, it's free and you entertain the crowds with quality entertainment with a traditional Irish flavour," outlined Ms O'Reilly.
There are 12 slots up for grabs on the gig rig in a total of three categories - 15 and under, 15-18 and over 18s. The emphasis of the competition will be on traditional Irish entertainment to including soloists and groups of singers, dancers, musicians, sean a chaoís etc.
Amplified instruments are excluded and those performing for financial gain will not be considered.
Registration for the competition is necessary but FREE. Get to the registration desk in the official Fleadh merchandise office beside the Imperial Bar, Cavan or ring 086-6077052.
Junior heats have concluded but the senior rounds are on Friday from 5-8pm and on Saturday from 12 noon to 7pm. Judges will be circulating during those times on the Main Street between the top of Bridge Street and Thomas Ashe Street.
The best of the talent viewed will be selected to perform on the Peace III Gig Rig in the Street Seisíun final on Sunday afternoon, August 19 from 2-4.30pm.
MC is Emmet Flood.
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