Lawrence Hackett

Do you remember that magical night in the Sean Ti, when Lawrence Hackett, from Cork, captivated the audience and captured the first prize in the Moville & Greencastle Music Academy Songwriter Contest a few years ago.

Except for BeatlesFest 2013, when Lawrence came back to sing a few songs acoustically for Tony Bramwell in Maguires on a Sunday afternoon, Lawrence hasn’t been seen back in Moville & Greencastle since.

He has a young family and has often been working away from home. He lives now in Derry.

Busker Abu

Now, those who saw him win the Songwriter Contest have an opportunity to see him again as he takes part in TG4’s Busker Abu, a contest to find the best busker in Ireland.

There are 10 rounds with eight contestants in each show. Only one will go through to the semi finals from each show.

It will be tough but Lawrence surely stands a chance.

Lawrence’s Songs

If you want to hear him sing the song that won the Songwriter Contest click on Lawrence Hackett

If you want to hear other song that he sung at the contest, which finished 5th of the 17 songs that made the, final click on You Know Who

Here’s another great song he’s written since It’s Not Me

With Spring Tides and Debbie & Geraldine also making it through to the TV stage, it looks like we will be well represented from here.