Father Ted Experience featuring A Rubbish Song for Europe - Live Final!

Venue: My Lovely Ranch, Trailer Park, Electric Picnic
When: Sunday 4th September 1.30pm – 6.00pm

It’s 20 years since Neil Hannon of The Divine Comedy co-wrote the classic ‘A Song for Europe’ entry for Father Ted and Father Dougal, ‘My Lovely Horse’. Singer-songwriter and co-founder of My Lovely Horse Rescue, Cathy Davey and Neil Hannon were looking for a modern day successor to ‘My Lovely Horse’.

Fifteen finalists have been selected by our esteemed judges and will battle it out to win the coveted title of A Rubbish Song for Europe 2016 at the live final at My Lovely Ranch, Electric Picnic on Sunday 4 September from 1.30pm – 6.00pm!

And the finalists are….drumroll please….

  • Alan McElroy, Alan Hurley, Joan Dinneen ‘c’
  • Bar Dracul & Luke Seery ‘T Shirt’
  • Ben and Ian Cully ‘Steak & Spuds’
  • Eoin Lyons ‘I Loving My Baby’
  • Floop ‘Bad Cabbage’
  • The Artistic Differences ‘Christmas in July’
  • Jamie Mulrooney ‘The Wonderful Whistling Willy’
  • Katie Walsh and Samuel McCready ‘I Can't Tell My Mam’
  • Kevin O'Brien ‘The Tea Song’
  • Mild & Creamy ‘Freezer Baby’
  • Oisin Bickley ‘Cows (The Truth)’
  • Passion4Fruit (Diarmuid Harvey and Stephen O'Connell) ‘Five-A-Day’
  • Small Faraways (Fio, Ro, Kev and Paddy) ‘Dream Car’
  • TellyBush ‘the fish that couldnae swim’

Our MC, Pauline McLynn (Mrs. Doyle), will host an afternoon of Father Ted - themed craic and lolz!

Concentrate hard on looking holy and come dressed as your favourite Father Ted character.

There’ll be performances by:

  • Neil Hannon (The Divine Comedy)
  • Joe Rooney (Father ‘Damo’ Lennon)
  • Patrick McDonnell (Eoin McLove)
  • The Swarbriggs (whose 1975 Eurovision entry ‘That’s What Friends Are For’ is believed to be the inspiration for ‘My Lovely’ Horse’!)

There’ll be tea, lots and lots of tea!

  • Father Alan's Alternative Sunday Mass
  • Father Ted Table Quiz hosted by David Turpin
  • Father Ted Fancy Dress Contest
  • My Lovely Girls contest, with a very special guest appearance.
  • Raffle - buy 2,000 tickets and you just ‘might’ be in with a chance of winning!
  • All followed by a Father Dave's Eurovision Dishko

Go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, go on!

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    'I've got Eurosong Fever, Ted.'
    Father Dougal McGuire

    ‘Dougal, don't take it so seriously, it's just a bit of fun.’
    Father Ted Crilly



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