A GLENTIES teenager has been chosen to represent the county at the Irish Youth Music Awards.
16-yearold David Moore, a student at Glenties Comprehensive School, was selected at the recent Donegal heat in the Loft Letterkenny.
Young bands and artists from across the county competed to have the chance to represent the county at the final in the Aviva Stadium in Dublin.
David, who is also a member of the Donegal Youth Council as well as regularly turning out at midfield for Naomh Conaill under-16s, will perform an original track Skin and Bones plus another original track written by Letterkenny band If She Falls who won best song at the Donegal Heat.
The IYMAs is unique in that the regional final works off a principle where all the competing bands have vote and they have to select who they think will represent the county best at the national final.
Donegal acts have a great history at the IYMAs, claiming the Paul Clancy Songwriting Award in 2011 and the overall award in 2008.
Fellow bands are asked to work together to support David and if he is successful in the final all the local acts get to be part of a professionally recorded album recorded in Dublin.
At the national final there is also the added bonus of all the bands learning a little bit more about the music industry and meeting representatives from the Irish music industry, and they are judged on all aspect of the Donegal team’s project, such as putting on preparation gigs, photography, styling and fundraising efforts to help bring the band and supporters to the national final.
David will be taking on 26 other acts across the country down in Dublin and he will need all the support they can get.
They have facebook and Twitter pages set up to help them get as much support as possible, as they are thrilled and proud to be representing Donegal in this fantastic competition.
The IYMAS are Youth Work Ireland Initiative. A bus will travel to Dublin for David’s supporters and the Donegal IYMA team which will leave from Letterkenny on Saturday morning.
The Irish Youth Music Awards are a Youth Work Ireland Initiative. For more information on the Irish Youth Music Awards contact Letterkenny Youth Information Centre on 074-9129640.
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