National Spring Fever Breaks Out

Spring Tides took Moville & Greencastle (and further afield) by storm a few years ago. There was Spring Fever in the town.

Sadly they split up. They did the occasional gig as a reunion.

They started in Rosatos playing just for pints (and were only just worth it in the beginning). However, they improved very quickly. They were a great live act.

National TV

However, they are now back together for national TV.

Last Sunday night they did an audition for a new talent contest on TG4 called Busker Abu.

It is to find Ireland’s Top Busker.

TG4 are fairly flexible about the busker title. Anyone who has played to family and friends etc. would qualify.

Passed the Audition

Spring Tides passed the audition with flying colours. Now they are to appear on the show.

The show is going to be recorded at RTE’s studios in Dublin on March 2nd.

The show will air on at a later date.

It will be James, Gerard, Sean and Ronan who will be appearing.

James O’Donnell of Spring Tides

Said James O’Donnell “We weren’t actually expecting it. We’re all delighted to have gotten through to the initial recording stages and hope to go all the way with it.

“Should we make it through to the semi-finals we’re hoping to have Tony and Luke back to fill out the line-up and add that depth to our sound that I think makes us so suited to this type of contest.

“We’re all playing bits and pieces of music at the minute. Myself and Sean are playing some gigs. Gerard and myself have been doing some recording as well recently.

“We’ll be playing a lot more over the next month or so to tighten up and we’ll hopefully do a couple of gigs”.

Nationwide Busker Contest

So, will Spring Tides take the nation by storm? Will Spring Fever hit Ireland?

It will be tough as there are 10 shows with 8 acts in each – and only one goes through to the semis. Indeed Spring Tides will be up against Lawrence Hackett – who won our first Songwriters Contest in the Sean Ti.

Remember him?

Free Tickets for the Show

I’ve been told that I can have as many free tickets for the show as I want (within reason) so if you want to go and watch (and support) the new Spring Tides in Dublin, as part of the audience, contact me on [email protected].

Don’t leave it too late if you want to go. They’re allocating them now.

Last word to James O’Donnell “The plan is also to try organise a busload of people to travel down with us for the recording on the 2nd of March”.