‘Dying Breed’ win Danny Boy Rocks

Up and coming band ‘Dying Breed’ proved they were anything but after scooping the winning prize in the final of the Danny Boys Rocks competition in Limavady at the weekend.

An incredible seven bands performed on Friday at the Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre/Ionad Ealaíon agus Cultúir Ghleann na Ró for the finale of the Clash of the Titans.

Finalists from the previous heats that performed included The Rory Harkin Band, Ten Foot Foe, Bäkken, Dying Breed, Silver Theory and Zia Regime. Last year’s winners Bleeding Saints made a special appearance that ensured a loud and high energy night for all those who attended. After the judges deliberated on who should be the winners, they decided on the top 3: in 3rd place was Zia Regime who received £75, 2nd place was The Rory Harkin Band, winning £125, and the winners of the £300 grand prize were Dying Breed.

Stephanie Neumann-Flynn, Arts Outreach and Events Officer commented: “The performances all the bands put on on Friday night were incredible! They all deserved to win and it was a very close call but the judges had to pick the top three. It was a fantastic night with an eclectic range of live music being performed with one or two surprises thrown in for good measure. It just shows the high standard of musical talent that the young people of the Limavady area have and I hope it can be nurtured and supported by the public in the future.”

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