Virginia College student wins song contest

Photo by Dimitry (Jago Studio)

Pupils from schools in Leitrim, Cavan, Westmeath and Monaghan took part in the event

Virginia College student Alyssa Seavers wrote and sang her song “Eye Sockets” to win the Cavan Institute’s Win Big Song contest.

Pupils from schools in Leitrim, Cavan, Westmeath and Monaghan took part in the event, with a total of 12 acts on stage at the Cavan Crystal Hotel on Tuesday.

Alyssa Seavers took home the overall prize – a complete production of the winning song – from recording, mixing, mastering, artwork and graphic design for online platforms. The winning school – Virginia College, receives €1,000 worth of audio recording equipment for its music/communications department from Big Bear Sound Limited.

She had great support from her family, friends and school.

The Win Big Song competition is organized by the staff and students of our Music and Sound Production course at the Cavan Institute and their Creative Digital Media course.

Sound Production Tutor Daire OReilly was MC, and the judges for the day were Cavan Institute Deputy Director Gerry McKenny, Cavan Arts Manager Catriona O Reilly and Singer/Songwriter/Guitar Player/Broadcaster Charlie McGettigan.

Eurovision winner Charlie announced the winner yesterday and said he was very impressed with the high standard of all the acts.

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