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Competition – win a weekend in Dublin’s docklands!

Ahoy, me hearties! It is time for another infamous On The Record competition. Walk the plank this way please… Thanks to the nice folks at Analog Concerts, we have a pair of main stage weekend tickets to give away to …

Tue, Jul 8, 2008, 09:03

   

Ahoy, me hearties! It is time for another infamous On The Record competition. Walk the plank this way please…

Thanks to the nice folks at Analog Concerts, we have a pair of main stage weekend tickets to give away to their forthcoming jollies in Grand Canal Square in Dublin. This stage features Hal Willner’s Rogue’s Gallery holding court on Friday July 18, a smashing triple bill with Tortoise, Efterklang and Liars on Saturday July 19 and Taraf De Haïdouks and Vinicius Cantuária in the house (or square) on Sunday July 20. Aside from the main stage, there will also be appearances over the weekend from the lovely Silje Nes, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Chequerboard, Jonathan Coe & the High Llamas and a special Ninepoint Records label night out. See the website for whole enchillada on the event.

Producer Hal Willner’s Rogue’s Gallery features a right mad gallery of would-be pirates singing sea-songs, shanties and various tunes about bottles of rum, jolly rogers and looking like Keith Richards. Hal has already enlisted the help of Lou Reed, Tim Robbins (can he sing?), Gavin Friday, Guggai, Neil Hannon, Teddy Thompson, Ed Harcourt, Rachael Unthank and many more for this.

Here’s the question to win that pair of weekend tickets for the main stage, simply tell us what singer or performer you think Hal should add to his crew for this hullabaloo in the docks. Make with the smart alec remarks, folks. Competition runs until sun-down on Wednesday and the winner will be selected by me on the basis of the amount of chuckles the answer provokes. Competition open to everyone (including Vodafone employees, former pirates and ex-employees of the Irish stock exchange).