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Competition – predict The Ticket’s best Irish music act right now and win an awesome Vestalife Ladybug iPod speaker!

In The Ticket tomorrow, we will be counting down the 50 Best Irish Acts Right Now. Yes, this is what I was on about earlier in the week when I said to make a date with the blog on Friday …

Thu, Apr 2, 2009, 08:34

   

In The Ticket tomorrow, we will be counting down the 50 Best Irish Acts Right Now. Yes, this is what I was on about earlier in the week when I said to make a date with the blog on Friday morning.

Anyway, a bunch of Ticket writers have put their heads together and have come up with a list of acts, which goes all the way from fifty to one. There will probably be fun and games galore when this list is published tomorrow so strap yourselves in.

Ahead of the publication of that list, here’s a competition for On The Record readers to see if they are on the same wavelength as The Ticket’s music writers: who do you think will be at number one?

And if there’s a competition, there has to be a prize. Thanks to Vestalife and Future Sounds, I picked up one of these Vestalife Ladybug speakers at SXSW a few weeks ago.

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Vestalife’s Ladybug is, as you can see, a super-duper iPod speaker which comes with snazzy flip-down speaker wings, a digital amp and built-in sub woofer for lots of bad-ass bass, unlike some of the biscuit-tin speakers I’ve used over the years. The Ladybug works with a ton of different generation iPods, will recharge your player when it is plugged in and has won a ton of design awards . Having tried the speakers out for the last week or so when I was away, it comes with a big thumbs-up from me. It’s a damn nifty piece of kit (man, I should be writing for Stuff magazine).

The rules: simply tell us in the comments field below who you think will be at number one in The Ticket’s Best 50 Irish Acts Right Now list, which will be published in the paper tomorrow (Friday). Acts must have played a gig, released an album or recorded since the beginning of 2008. Entries closes at 6pm GMT today (Thursday). One entry per reader. Competition is not open to my colleagues in The Ticket or The Irish Times because they probably already know the answer (sorry folks). If there are several winning entries, the names will be placed in a hat and one name will be selected at random. The judge (ie me) will not enter into any discussion or correspondance with anyone about anything to do with this competition. And no, the prize does not come with an iPod.

Best of luck to y’all.