Here is the full list of the songs that have got through to the Tony Bramwell Songwriters Contest semi-finals.

One Last Time – Debbie & Geraldine
Won’t Let You Down – Jack Craig (Derry)
Send Me a Letter – Danny Doherty (Carndonagh)
Unobtainable – Laura Bonner
I just Can’t Help myself – John Bradley (Buncrana)
Duffy’s Cut – Leo McCauley
Boston Eyes – Susie Blue Donaghy (Derry)
Where are we going to get our love – Debbie & Geraldine
Don’t know what for – Martin Moir
On the right track – Jack Craig
? – Danny Doherty
Kick’n Beat – Laura Bonner
The Rose of Fluoride Free – Karl McCarron
I Just Can’t Help Myself – Jon Bradley
Gathering – Leo McCauley
Your Grip – Susie Donaghy
Do You Remember – Rosie Carney
My Granda’s Brother Gerard – Mark McKinney from String Fellas (Derry)
Don’t Run – Conal McKinney (sung by Gina Harkin)
Not Ready to Tak – Jessica Harkin
Liquid Confidence – Laura Bonner
Ink – Deadpool (Derry)
That Time My Friend – Deadpool
You Face the Sea – James O’Donnell (with Gerard McGonagle)
Smile – Rosie Carney
Dancing in the Shop – Jessica Harkin
Loaded Gun – Laura Bonner
Touch the Sky – Martin Moir
Sirens – Matt Whoriskey
We’re Going Down – James O’Donnell and Gerard McGonagle (of Spring Tides)
The Water’s Edge – Paul Herron
Just Down the Road – Paul Herron
The Donegal Dream – Paul Herron
Moving Ahead – Martin Moir
Sailor and the Saint – James O’Donnell and James McIvor (The James Boys)
Fool, Fool – Matt Whoriskey
Pleasure and Pain – Jack Craig
The Truth – Ryan O’ Dochertaigh
Such a Hold on Me – Matt Whoriskey

There is one more song from Ryan O’Dochertaigh from Derry that is through but I haven’t got its name yet.

Also, we have a couple of guys coming up from Dublin for the contest so we’re going to put their songs before a panel who will decide if they deserve to get into the semi final and if they get any through they’ll come up for the semi and final on Grand Finals weekend. One of them, Sean O’Neill, finished 3rd last year.

As Lawrence Hackett couldn’t make it up from Limerick last night, and as he is the current Champion, I’ll see if we can arrange for him to sing his song somewhere, sometime to see if it gets through. It’s only fair that you get the chance to defend your title.

The draw for the two semis will happen shortly.

The first one is in the Castle Inn next Friday the 12th and the second is in the Sean Ti on the 19th.

The final, in front of Tony Bramwell, will take place on April 20th.