Ballyshannon musicians reach final of Sligo’s Got Talent

first_imgBallyshannon musicians Otter Cooper and Eoghan McDermott have reached the final of Sligo’s Got Talent.The bassist and drummer are part of The Well Dressed Hobos, an alternative rock band based in Sligo.The Donegal men joined the group in 2016 alongside Danny Thompson and Dean McDermott. Danny and Dean had previously recorded a six-track self-titled EP just before the Otter and Eoghan joined – and once the band got together, they began touring and writing new music together. The addition of Peadair Murphy on the saxophone in late 2017 completed the line up, giving the band the final element needed to create their unique original sound.“The band incorporate several genres, rock blues, and reggae fused with social activism. A common theme throughout our music is the message of peace, freedom, social change and a move towards a more sustainable alternative lifestyle,” the band explains.“The band try to encourage people to strive for something better and in these turbulent times when the ‘business as usual’ mindset no longer works. The Well Dressed Hobos music can give you something that we all can relate too.”2018 is set to be an exciting year for the band as they tell Donegal Daily that they have a new EP on the way. The competition is hosted by Garavogue Bar in Sligo, and has been running for the past nine weeks. The competition began with fourteen of Sligo’s most talented musicians, with the top five remaining to battle it out next Friday.The band says that the support so far has been amazing, and hope to see plenty of Donegal fans at Garavogue Bar for the final on December first at 8pm.For more, you can follow The Well Dressed Hobos on Facebook.You can also learn more by checking out their event page:https://www.facebook.com/events/1991123451102562/Ballyshannon musicians reach final of Sligo’s Got Talent was last modified: November 26th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:banddonegalMUSICsligo’s got talentthe well dressed hoboslast_img read more

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UP Legislative Council polls tomorrow

first_imgLucknow, Jun 9 (PTI) As a precursor to Rajya Sabha polls on June 11, all eyes are set on tomorrows voting for the Legislative Council seats, even as all major political parties are busy formulating strategies to ensure victory of their candidates.Keeping the suspense over which way her 12 surplus MLAs will vote in Rajya Sabha biennial polls, BSP chief Mayawati today said the results will show the voting pattern.”Whom we have supported, whom we have not supported, everything will be clear when the results come out,” she told reporters when asked which way the 12 MLAs will go.Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has 80 MLAs in the 403-member Assembly and with 34 first preference votes needed for the victory of a candidate, the party can easily ensure success of its two nominees with 12 votes to spare.Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD), which has eight MLAs, has promised to transfer its votes to Samajwadi Party and Congress, UP RLD chief Munna Singh Chauhan said here.Samajwadi Party has fielded seven candidates in the polls for the Upper House of Parliament but its seventh candidate is short of nine first-preference votes for victory.On the other hand, Congress, which has 29 MLAs, needs five more votes for victory of its candidate and former Union minister Kapil Sibal.SP has 229 MLAs, BSP 80, BJP 41 and Congress 29. The rest belong to small parties or are Independents who hold the key.Lobbying for the biennial elections gained momentum this evening with the arrival Home Minister Rajnath Singh here for a two-day visit.advertisementBJP has fielded one candidate whose victory is certain.The nomination of social worker Preeti Mahapatra, who forced a contest by jumping in the fray as an independent, has been proposed by 16 BJP MLAs, rebel SP MLAs and some members of smaller parties and Independents.BJP is desperate for additional votes to secure the win of its second candidate in the Legislative Council, where it has only 12 surplus votes and needs 17 additional votes.With 14 candidates trying their luck for 13 seats of the Legislative Council, cross-voting by MLAs appears to be a high probability. PTI SMI ASV RG ASVlast_img read more

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