Limerick’s Ava in tune for YADA songwriting award

first_imgNewsLocal NewsLimerick’s Ava in tune for YADA songwriting awardBy Liam Togher – November 13, 2014 803 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Print Facebook Advertisement Twitter WhatsApp Linkedin Previous articleLimerick man reaches ‘Ireland’s Best Young Entrepreneur’ National FinalNext articleRathkeale gets green light for EU funding Liam Togherhttp://www.limerickpost.ieLiam joined the Limerick Post in December 2012, having previously worked in other local media organisations. He holds an MA in Journalism from the University of Limerick and is particularly interested in sports writing. TAGS1964Ava BarettawardGaelcholaiste LuimnighmusicsongwritingYADAYoung Artist Development Awards center_img Limerick Post Show | Dora Gola Limerick Post Show | Into The Stream | Emma Langford Email Limerick Post Show | Raging Sons release Someone Else’s Love A LIMERICK student took home a coveted songwriting award at the Young Artist Development Awards (YADA) at the Lyrath Estate Hotel in Kilkenny.Sixteen year-old Ava Barett who attends Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh, won the award and a €25,000 prize for her song ‘1964’, which will now be recorded as a single in a professional recording studio.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Ava, who has been writing songs since she was “able to speak”, was overwhelmed to have won the prize and she is eagerly awaiting the opportunity to practice her childhood passion on a grander scale.She said: “It means so much to me because it means that I can show what I have been doing and show my passion to the people of Ireland. That means a huge amount to me.“I play once a year usually in my school’s talent show and that’s just for the craic. It’s not to win. It’s always been to show my thoughts on the world.“I’m not trying to be famous. I’m just trying to show my view of the world. The writing of the lyrics is probably the most important part for me but forming it is the next most important thing.”Ava’s gift for songwriting was borne out of singing stories to the tune of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star in her infant years, although she admitted that when she began writing songs, she did not intend to be the person performing them.That changed when she was in fifth class in primary school, when she was inspired by a friend who “had the best voice that I had ever heard” to learn guitar and, subsequently, add chords to the lyrics she had written.Ava explained that she has gone on to learn several other instruments, saying: “I took up banjolele and ukulele and I started playing with different instruments that are quite small.“I like to have small instruments to make different sounds that I might not have heard before. My mother calls my music ‘toytown pop’ because I use toybox toys to make music.”The YADAs are a creative and educational initiative run by the Young Artists Association of Ireland, a not-for-profit organisation established to provide an industry-safe environment for aspiring young artists.The awards were hosted by RTÉ presenters Stephen Byrne and Diana Bunici, with the judging panel including music producer Ray Traynor, singer/songwriter Oisin Kavanagh  and songwriter Don Mescall. Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Limerick Post Show | Niamh talks Limerick Limerick Post Show | Defying Gravity – A Musical Celebration of Womenlast_img read more

Share Photos from Saturday’s Red Carpet at OCHS Prom

first_imgOcean City High School’s prom is tonight (Saturday, May 16) at the historic Flanders Hotel at 11th Street and Boardwalk, and part of the tradition is students walking the red carpet on the way to the event.If you’re attending the red carpet and want to share a good photograph, e-mail it to OCNJ Daily at [email protected] We’ll put together an image gallery of the best shots. Please include caption information.last_img

Fast reaction: 3 takeaways from Syracuse’s win over St. Bonaventure

first_img Published on November 17, 2015 at 9:12 pm Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (2-0) topped St. Bonaventure (1-1), 79-66, at the Carrier Dome on Tuesday night. The Orange was outrebounded 43-32 and its top rebounder fouled out with 4:27 remaining in the game, but Michael Gbinije and Tyler Lydon paced the Orange to a win in a game once in the Bonnies’ grasp.Here are three quick observations from SU’s second victory on the season.StretchLydon slowly backpedalled after hitting a 3 that stretched Syracuse’s lead to double digits for the first time all night. St. Bonaventure called a timeout with under four minutes left and the freshman stood with a wide grin as Trevor Cooney and Gbinije approached him to celebrate.With Dajuan Coleman on the bench a majority of the night, Lydon slid into the middle of the 2-3 zone. He struggled on the glass at times, but made up for it on the offensive end with 13 points, including two late 3s that helped bury SBU.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLydon continued to showcase his versatility for a team both thin down low and offensively challenged – according to head coach Jim Boeheim – and helped SU avoid a nonconference scare.On the glassIn the first half, Tyler Roberson had more rebounds than the rest of Syracuse combined. On one sequence, he grabbed a defensive board while being nudged in the back, snatched the ball out of a scramble on the other end and hauled in an offensive board before drawing a foul.Coleman only played six minutes in the first half and Lydon struggled on the defensive end at center. Roberson shouldered the bulk of the load on the glass while SU was outrebounded in the first half.But with 7:36 remaining in the game, Roberson was called for his fourth foul. He stayed in the game and fouled out with 4:27 left. But even without its best rebounder on the night – Roberson finished with 12 – SU was able to compensate down low as it pulled away.Like MikeWith 52.7 seconds left in the first half, Gbinije picked up his third foul on a blocking call. Jim Boeheim instructed him to “stop the ball” and the point guard headed to the bench as SU closed out the half down six.He started the second frame and after the visitors’ student section erupted on a St. Bonaventure 3, Gbinije hit a wide-open 3 and slammed home a Malachi Richardson airball to bring the Orange within three at the 13-minute mark.He paced the Orange to the finish, not picking up another foul along the way, and rounded out a 23-point, five-assist and four-steal performance. Commentslast_img read more


first_imgBREAKING NEWS: Almost 30 young people were admitted to Letterkenny General Hospital suffering from alcohol-related problems in just one night following a 99 cent drinks promotion.The promotion, which took place at a premises in Letterkenny, has been slammed by the Lord Mayor of Letterkenny, Cllr Gerry McMonagle.Figures released by the Health Service Executive show that 26 people were brought to Letterkenny General Hospital suffering from the effects of alcohol on Wednesday night last. Many of those admitted to hospital revealed how they had consumed shots of alcohol which were on offer for just 99 cent each.Mayor McMonagle has said that he is both alarmed and concerned at the affect of low price alcohol is having on young people.He said “I would appeal to those involved in selling alcohol to act responsibly and not to go down the road of cheap drink promotions.“I feel these promotions will only increase our binge drinking culture which will lead to long term health problems for those who avail of cheap alcohol,” he said. He added said the figures released by the HSE should act as a wake up call to us all, but especially to those in the drink trade.“It’s important that Vintners and others who sell alcohol look at the dangerous consequences of selling alcohol at seriously low promotional prices.“I would appeal to those involved in selling alcohol to act responsibly and not to go down the road of cheap drink promotions. I feel these promotions will only increase our binge drinking culture which will lead to long term health problems for those who avail of cheap alcohol”Cllr McMonagle said he supported the Vintners Federation of Irelands call during the summer for a minimum price for alcohol.“This was a very positive move and one I believe if adopted would go a long way in preventing binge drinking, but we need more,” he said. Garda Inspector Kevin Gately recently warned about the dangers of cheap alcohol promotions leading to public order offences across Co Donegal.Eamon O’Kane, Director of the North West Alcohol Forum, also slammed he low-cost selling of alcohol in Letterkenny.“Whilst everyone sympathises with the economic pressures facing many alcohol retailers, stock must be taken of the consequences of dangerous promotion.“I recently presented to Letterkenny Town Council on the need for strategic management of the night-time economy. “The experience of front line staff in the Emergency Department further evidences this need. The Alcohol Forum remains committed to working with all local stakeholders to address this issue.”Follow us on us on anything on for just €3.26 BROUGHT TO LETTERKENNY GENERAL HOSPITAL ON NIGHT OF CHEAP BOOZE OFFER was last modified: October 25th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:boozeLetterkenny General HospitalMayor Gerry McMonaglelast_img read more