THE search to find Cork's favourite song is well underway, with nominations being announced yesterday.
Cork City Libraries, in association with Creative Ireland, launched a campaign to find Cork’s most-loved song back in November.
The objective was to seek out, acknowledge and applaud the singers and musicians that make Cork a vibrant city.
The campaign also seeks to unearth songs that have stood the test of time in the heads and hearts of Corkonians.
The public was invited to nominate their favourite song or ballad about Cork, or their favourite piece by singers, songwriters and bands who are from the city or based here.
Nominations were accepted online and through local libraries across Cork. The organising committee filtered through hundreds of entries to reveal 84 individual songs for consideration.
Now, the shortlist of 10 finalists has been announced:
After All/The Frank and Walters; The Banks of My Own Lovely Lee/Billa O’Connell; Beautiful City/Billa O’Connell; The Boys of Fairhill/Jimmy Crowley; Going to My Hometown/Rory Gallagher; The Langer Song/Natural Gas; Princes Street/John Spillane; An Puc ar Buile/Seán Ó Sé; Safety Rope/Mick Flannery; Where’s me Jumper/The Sultans of Ping
Voting is now open at www.corkcitylibraries.ie and in libraries across the city, and the closing date is Friday, January 25.
Cork’s favourite song will be announced at an exclusive performance of the 10 nominated songs in The City Library on Monday, January 27 at 7:30pm, with MC Trevor Welch, 96FM and other surprise guest stars.