It's official: This is Cork's favourite song... 

It's official: This is Cork's favourite song... 
High Hopes Choir Cork signing 'After All' by The Frank and Walters. Picture: Gerard McCarthy

The Frank and Walters iconic song 'After All' has been crowned the winner of Cork's Favourite Song at an official ceremony at Cork City Library last night.

'After All' was originally released in 1992 but introduced to a new audience when it was featured in The Young Offenders.

Launched last November by Cork City Library in conjunction with Creative Ireland, the competition invited the public to submit their most loved song, with the stipulation that it had to have a Cork connection. 

Ten songs prevailed for the stellar shortlist, which highlighted Cork’s rich and diverse musical heritage.

The shortlist was as follows:

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.

There was an exclusive performance of the ten songs in the City Library last night at 7.30pm with MC Trevor Welch, 96FM and featuring, John Spillane, Jimmy Crowley, Sean Ó Sé, High Hopes Choir, Sara Ryan, Christy O’Donovan, Eva Corbett, Music Generation Cork and Natural Gas.

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