HALO MAKE THE GRADE ON ALL-IRELAND TALENT SHOW
A group of local musicians have made the grade as one of the 8 finalists from the Southern region in RTE’s hugely popular All-Ireland Talent Show, which started back on our screens on Sunday November 21, writes Susan Caplice.
Frances Howard from Fermoy, Tony Dunne, Lismore and John Joseph O’Donovan from Araglin make up the group Halo and they are thrilled to be in the remaining 8 for the South.
The Avondhu spoke with John Joseph O’Donovan who said that the band is ‘flat out busy’ at the moment.
“We have a few weddings coming up over Christmas. I guess we would be a mix of folk/contemporary and traditional. It is great to be in the final 8 for our region, now we will continue to work hard for the final on February 13.”
Halo were among the finalists that were chosen by judge John Creedon as his top 8 for the South. The other judges are Daithi O Se, Dana, Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh and Amanda Brunker who also have 8 acts each.
Forty acts from five regions are drawing the battle lines as they attempt to win the coveted title of the All-Ireland Talent Champion 2011 and the life changing prize of €50,000. John Creedon steers the South, Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh guides the East while Dana heads up the North and Daithi O Se commands the West.
The Avondhu wishes Halo the best of luck and we look forward to speaking with them shortly.
Friday 24th December 4:19pm