What a night of great music at The Clayton Hotel Belfast on Sunday 11th December. Eight young songwriters played and the songs were stunning.
3rd place was Johnson Furusa, 2nd Fiona Harte and the winner of the Panarts Young Songwriter of the Year 2016 is; TRIONA.
Amazing lyrics and performance of great original songs from Triona and the musical talent on show from all the finalists was very special.
Congrats to Daragh McSloy, Emma Horan, Michael James, Rossa Murray and David Walker for making it to the final and writing those beautiful songs. We're so pleased to announce that all eight finalists will play the 13th Belfast Nashville Songwriters Festival 1-5 March. More on that later.
Thank you to the Arts Council of Northern Ireland for supporting our programme. Avalon Guitars for the fantastic prize, Cool FM, Arts and Business NI & Downtown Radio presenter Kirstie McMurray for helping to judge the event.