Comórtas Amhrán Tí with 2FM

 

Comórtas Amhrán Tí
Gaeltacht X with RTÉ 2FM

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The Comórtas Amhrán Tí is back!

Gaeltacht X and RTÉ 2FM are delighted to announce that Gaeltacht X’s Comórtas Amhrán Tí will be back again this year, and that the tradition of this central feature of summer colleges will continue, even though the summer colleges are closed for the summer, through Gaeltacht X’s social media accounts and live on air on 2FM Breakfast with Doireann, Donncha and Carl - with Ola Majekodunmi, presenter and producer, as the Gaeltacht X correspondent. 

GX and 2FM are looking for Irish language versions of popular or newly composed songs from young people, either individually or by grouping together to make a "Tigh" and recording them over Zoom or another recording method that conforms to social distancing.

Every week two songs will be chosen. Ola will join Doireann, Donncha and Carl on Wednesday morning to play them, and then a public poll will open on Gaeltacht X’s instagram account (@gaeltachtx). The listeners and followers will have 24 hours to vote for their favourite song before the winner is announced on Thursday morning’s show. Raidió Rí-Rá, the Irish language chart station for young people, will also be supporting the initiative by helping to choose the shortlists. 

 

To Enter
Songs can be entered from now until Friday, 20 August. Songs will be chosen on a weekly basis - but the earlier you send in your entry, the better your chances are for being chosen. The first round of songs will go out on the air on Wednesday 04 August. Entries can be sent via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., see terms below. 

Terms

  • Record -an Irish version of a song or a new song (45 seconds) - as a house (group) or alone. Video or voicemail is welcome, but make sure the sound is of a high quality as it may be played on the radio!
  • Send - Send it to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., along with your name(s) of each person in the group, age(s) and county you are from.
  • Listen - Gaeltacht X’s adjudicators will select two songs per week to be in the competition that week. Both songs will be played on RTÉ 2FM on Wednesday morning. 
  • Vote - Listeners of the radio program and Gaeltacht X fans will be able to vote on a poll on the Gaeltacht X account on Instagram for 24 hours. The winner of the poll will be announced on Thursday morning on 2FM Breakfast with Doireann, Donncha and Carl. The weekly winner will be awarded € 300 and will advance to the final. 
  • Final - The 4 winners will go head to head in the final week as a championship. Each song will be played on 2FM Breakfast with Doireann, Donncha and Carl again the fans / listeners will have 24 hours to vote for their favorite. 

Conditions

  • We accept applications from Monday 26th July to Friday 20th August - but as a new song is being selected on a weekly basis, the sooner it is submitted the better!  
  • It must be a new translation (not heard anywhere else) or a newly composed song.
  • The songs will be chosen with the most fun, spirit, creativity in the use of Irish and that the judges like.

 

Contact Us
If you have any questions regarding entry or other details of the competition, you can contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Ádh mór oraibh!

Associated Organisations of Conradh na Gaeilge