Princess of misfits AILSHA releases new track ahead of Irish Eurovision Final live performance.

New Music | 12th January, 2024

Irish princess of misfits AILSHA releases playful new alt-metal track Go Tobann, ahead of Irish Eurovision Final live performance on 26th January.

AILSHA Go Tobann Go Tabann (Cover Artwork)

The year kicked off for the artists with this explosive Celtic-metal track, Go Tobann, which qualified for Ireland's Eurosong National Final where it will compete amongst six others for a chance to represent Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024.

Go Tobann combines AILSHA's signature alternative metal sound with her background in Irish music. The song playfully reflects on the Irish experience of learning the language in school, only to retain a few treasured phrases like Go Tobann.

AILSHA's clever twist on this everyday occurrence brings the craic to Eurosong while highlighting a deeper message about the fading presence of the Irish language in daily life.

AILSHA's vision for Go Tobann goes beyond the Eurovision stage; it's a playful plea to revitalize appreciation for Gaelic and traditional Irish culture in a way that resonates with today's generation. She hopes it will captivate both Irish and international audiences alike.

In the artist's own words;

After a number of people suggested I write a song for Eurovision, this year I decided to give it a go. Every year my family and I get together to watch the competition and every year I hope that maybe we will submit a song that pays tribute to our country's signature Irish sound and language.
I wanted to create a banger of a track that incorporated my own alternative sound with a twist by using some recognisable Irish phrases scattered throughout the song. As a child my family did some occasional work in Dingle, where I learned conversational Irish by visiting a neighbour for tea every day after school while we were there. I learned to love the language and was awarded a Fáinne in secondary school.
However, as I grew older I gradually felt my Irish fade away only to remember a few phrases. In Ireland I feel we don't use our native language enough and it's a shame because it's awesome. I hope 'Go Tobann'- although the song is overall a bit of craic- makes Ireland, and Europe, see and love who we are.

The single, Go Tobann, is available through all streaming platforms.

AILSHA will perform live on The Late Late Show Eurosong final on Friday 26th January, 2024.

AILSHA - Go Tobann (Youtube)

Single Artwork/Promo Mark Dupre

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