The search is on to find a song to represent Ireland at the Pan Celtic International Song Contest 2017. Entries on Cd with completed entry form have to be submitted by 5pm on Friday, 20th January, 2017. Details can be obtained from the Pan Celtic Festival website. The winning song receives the National Trophy and €1,000. It will also represent Ireland at the Pan Celtic International Festival to be held in the Irish town of Carlow (Irish: Ceatharlach), on 18th-22nd April 2017.
The Pan Celtic Festival is a celebration of the cultural links between Ireland (Éire), Scotland (Alba), Wales (Cymru), Brittany (Breizh), Cornwall (Kernow) and the Isle of Man (Mannin). Musicians and choirs, singers and dancers from the participating Celtic nations come together during the festival to share their language and culture.