Myles Gaffney is representing Cork.

Balladeer calling for as many votes as possible

Calling all historians and music lovers alike, a Cork songwriter needs the public’s help in to win a new fundraising competition remembering Ireland’s national heroes.

Myles Gaffney is representing Cork in the new Munster Battle of the Ballads competition, a fundraising initiative aimed at raising funds for commemorative projects across Munster.

His song ‘Where Were You When You Were 21’ tells the story of volunteer Dan Harrington from Passage West who was a lifetime republican, having joined the Republican movement in his younger years.

To mark the centenary of the War of Independence and to pay tribute to the men and women who took part, six new ballads have been composed for the competition, one representing each county in Munster.

Voting is done by donating to the relevant GoFundMe page, with each county’s song having a page of its own at

To vote, simply donate to the relevant GoFundMe page where each euro donated is equivalent to one vote.

All proceeds raised will stay in the county of choice.

Donators can vote as many times as they like until the competition closes at 10pm on 4 December. The writer of the winning song will receive €1,000.