Song for ’16 is an all-island schools song competition presented by the National Concert Hall, Disney Music Group and the Department of Education and Skills. This competition forms part of the National Concert Hall’s 2016 Centenary Programme.
GMCBeats is now offering mobile recording for schools. We will travel nationwide to record and produce your song, arrive in your school with all the necessary equipment.
Winning song published and released by Disney Music Group
€1,000 for primary and post-primary category winners
Finalists perform at The National Concert Hall
Schools are invited to write and perform a song celebrating the modern, multi-cultural Ireland of 2016. The song should explore themes such as equality of opportunity, liberty, and the equal cherishing of all of the island’s children; themes that are as relevant today as when spoken of in 1916.
A Celebration of the Modern Ireland
Ireland is now very much an island of nations, and its citizens and children have their origins in a multitude of countries, cultures, religions and traditions – indeed, Ireland represents for many of its new people a land of opportunity and possibility, just as America has done for the Irish themselves. Song for ’16 celebrates the cultural and musical diversity of modern Ireland, through themes as relevant today as they were in 1916.
Through Song for ’16, schools are encouraged to engage with contemporary culture through a historical perspective, and to produce a hit song for modern Ireland that celebrates what the island has become over the last 100 years.
To apply for this competition click here.