Childhood memories – Paul McCarthy and bagpipes

Remember this

I got reminded of it by an episode of The Panel, with they were talking about Heather Mills and they said Paul McCartney wrote it. I never knew that.

I also loved this song as it featured bagpipes which I loved and still do. I go weak for a Pipe band like!

my fav bagpipe tune is this, think its dawning of the day

Eurovision 2007 Finland

Hello Europe, this is Cork Calling!

Well its getting closer! The year 2007 that is and im already getting my fill of updates from esctoday.com and eurovision.tv but i hadnt realisied that this year a record 42 countries will be taking part in the competition. God the voting will be even longer.

This year Hungary and Austria (dropped out for 2006) return to the competition and teh Czech Republic and Georgia join the ESC Family. Also this year with the seperation of Montenegro from Serbia, they are competing as seperate countries.

The contest could have been bigger but Monaco has decided not to take part this year

The line up for the 52nd Edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in the Hartwall Areena, Helsinki, so far is

Semi-Final: Thursday 10th of May, 2007
Participating countries (28): Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, FYR Macedonia, Georgia , Hungary, Iceland, Israel, Latvia , Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Serbia, Slovenia, Switzerland and Turkey

Final: Saturday 12th of May, 2007
Participating countries: Armenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Lithuania, Romania, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.

Participants so far confirmed:
*Moldova: Natalia Barbu, Fight
*The Netherlands: Edsilia Rombley
*Switzerland: Dj Bobo
*Ireland: Dervish

Albania will be the next country to choose their act when Festival i kenges is broadcast on the 23rd of December.

For more information on upcoming selections check out ESCtoday’s Calender

My Radio Station!

Check my radio station on the right hand side of the blog. or click here

Its kinda eclectic! but thats what im into!

Make Trade Fair

Above are banners from Make Trade Fair. I found out about it as my sister bought the Cake Sale album for my 21st (yes im getting old). Fantastic campaign. I always supported Fair Trade stuff when i can. Trying to decide which banner to use.

Dervish are Ireland’s Eurovision entry

It has been announced that Irish traditional group Dervish are to represent Ireland at the 52nd Eurovision Song Contest in Helsinki next year.

The Co Sligo-based band will play a song which will be chosen following a public competition.

The final four shortlisted songs will be performed by Dervish on a ‘Late Late Show’ Eurosong Special in February when the public will vote for the song to represent Ireland in Eurovision 2007.

Commenting on Dervish’s selection, Kevin Linehan, Commissioning Editor, Entertainment Programmes, RTÉ Television, said: “With the Eurovision now an increasingly complex and competitive competition, RTÉ feels that Dervish’s proven experience of delivering exciting performances to mass live audiences around the world makes them an exciting proposition for the Eurovision stage. We look forward to finding the best song for Dervish to take to Finland in 2007.”

Shane Mitchell of Dervish said: “We are honoured to accept RTÉ’s invitation to represent Ireland at Eurovision 2007 and look forward to raising the roof of the Areena (sic) in Helsinki.”

Scary Mary Harness Releases Single!!!

Okay just had to post this its so fab!!

It can be viewed here

Its a disco version of Kate Bush’s Wuthering Heights!!!

Have been listeing to it all mornin!!