RESULTS NOW IN.....
2013 GAELS' GOT TALENT WINNERS
Results are in & we would like to say a big thank you to all who auditioned for us this year. Was a lot of amazing talent at the finals and the judges had a very tough decision on picking the winners:
Best Individual: Jimmy Folk (aka James Fletcher)
Best Group: Josh Orange (frontman Gordon Burke)
Thankyou for supporting us throughout the competition and hope you will come watch the winners perform on our main stage on St. Patricks Day Family Day in Hyde Park (between 1-630pm on 17th March 2013).
Have you got what it takes to win the 2013 Gaels’ Got Talent competition?
For the third year running the Sydney St Patrick’s Day Organisation is running a talent search, the winners of which will perform on the main stage of the Sydney St Patrick’s Day Family Day event on 17 March to an audience of up to 10,000 people.
There will be two auditions in 2013. The first will be on Friday 25 January at Scruffy Murphys, Goulburn St Sydney from 7pm to 10pm. The second will be on Sunday 17 February at the Gaelic Club, Devonshire Street Surry Hills from 4pm to 7pm. Competition entry is free and entries close a week before each heat.
Selected finalists from each heat will perform at the finals night. The finals will take place on Saturday 2 March at the Penrith Gaels Club, Penrith from 7pm where the winners, from the individual and group categories, will be announced.
This competition is open to non-professional acts and is a wonderful opportunity for emerging talent to expand their experience with the potential opportunity of playing on the Main Stage at third biggest St Patrick’s Day celebration in the world.
2012 GAELS' GOT TALENT WINNERS
Congratulations to our 2012 winners Lucy Dalton (Best Individual) and The Bubblewrap Sensation (Best Group).
Both performed at our celebrations in Hyde Park on 18th March 2012 and did a great job on-front of the huge crowd enjoying the sunshine. A big well-done from the committee to both winners.
Photos of the finals event and winner performances will be on our FRIENDS OF ST. PATRICK facebook page shortly so please check it out and tag yourselves - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-St-Patrick-Australia/124063307646503?sk=wall
2012 GAELS' GOT TALENT FINALS NIGHT
The 2012 Gaels’ Got Talent Finals will be held on Saturday 3rd March 2012 at the Penrith Gaels Club from 7pm . The night will be held as a fundraiser for the St. Patrick’s Parade and Family Day Committee with donations being taken at the door.
Here we will see all 10 finalists perform 2 songs of their choice and winners from the two categories (Best Individual and Best Group) will be announced on the night. The winners get to perform on the main stage on 18th March 2012 at the Family Day Celebrations in Hyde Park.
The finals night will also hold raffles with lots of great prizes. Please check out the Penrith Gaels website for map of venue: http://www.penrithgaels.com.au/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9&Itemid=14. There is a chance of a courtesy bus from Kingswood Train Station to the club so get there early so you don’t miss out (Contact number given on website)
Gaels' Got Talent 2012 judges are Brendan Holton (musician in GreenJam), Christine Taylor (music publicist) and Seamus Finneran (music promotor). The committee recruited these judges as they are familiar with the music industry. Our judges are passionate about seeing amateur artists being given the opportunity to showcase their talent.
The Gaels' Got Talent 2012 auditions were held at the Gaelic Club, Devonshire St on February 4th where our three judges gave a special mention to Jacinta Gunawan, Ewan Hart & Lucy Dalton saying “it was so good to see such young performers giving it their all!” They also said that “everyone was a winner and thank you for being apart of this competition”. The following is a list of the acts chosen to perform at the final (in order of performance at auditions):
- Jacinta Gunawan (Individual)
- Samantha Cartwight (Individual)
- Edel Ledwith (Individual)
- James Fletcher (Individual)
- Lisa Ledwith (Individual)
- Minus Circus (Individual)
- The Three Rams (Group)
- Lucy Dalton (Individual)
- The Bubblewrap Sensation (Group)
- Dyan Tai & band (Group)
Entries for this year's contest have now closed. Please visit our site again at the end of 2012 to register for next year's contest.
2011 GAELS' GOT TALENT CONTEST
2011 saw the first of our Gaels' Got Talent contest. We had a total of 22 entrants apply and perform for us at the Gaelic Club, Devonshire St, Surry Hills. On the night the Best Individual award went to "David Wilson" and Best Group went to "Castlecomer". Our judges for this contest were Caitriona Ingoldsby, Barry Mac and Kim Galbraith.
Due to weather conditions the 2011 Parade & Family Day was cancelled and the winning artists didn't get to perform - we have arranged for them to perform in the 2012 celebrations.
GAELS' GOT TALENT GENERAL OVERVIEW
The Gaels Got Talent competition is targeted at non-professional artists. There are two categories - group and individual. The winner from each category will be given the opportunity to play on stage in Hyde Park at the 2013 St Patrick's Day event. For amateur musicians and groups the competition gives a great opportunity to showcase their talent to a crowd of up to 30,000. The set can then be streamed on YouTube , band websites or pitched to potential music promoters. The aim of Gaels Got Talent is to get a different cross section of the community interested in attending the St Patrick's Day celebrations in Hyde Park, encourage all ages to get involved and as the professional talent on the stage elevates year on year, build the competition into a sought after event.