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Answer Ireland’s call – can you sing a song for Ireland?

There has been a huge reaction – good and bad – to The Duckworth Lewis Method’s alteranthem “Ireland, Ireland!” which was unveiled by The Irish Times during the week. Many people snarked that they could do better so here goes…. …

Fri, Mar 19, 2010, 07:28

   

There has been a huge reaction – good and bad – to The Duckworth Lewis Method’s alteranthem “Ireland, Ireland!” which was unveiled by The Irish Times during the week. Many people snarked that they could do better so here goes….

The Irish Times wants people to write and record their alternative national anthems. The song can be in any genre under the sun and should be no more than 90 seconds in length.

A judging panel, including the Duckworth Lewis Method’s Thomas Walsh and The Irish Times’ Shane Hegarty, will listen to all entries (the poor feckers) and pick a winner.

The prize is a pair of Electric Picnic tickets, €500 spending money, a recording session at Beechpark Studios in Co Dublin and a slot on The Ray Darcy Show on Today FM. A selection of the best and more interesting entries will also be played on the show and will be available on irishtimes.com

Entries, which don’t have to studio quality and should not be bigger than 10mb, should be emailed to anthem@irishtimes.com. The closing date is midnight on Sunday April 4 and there’s more information here.

Go on, unleash your inner Phil Coulter. You know you want to.