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Johnny J 26 Feb 14 - 07:46 AM
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Subject: Edinburgh Folk Club Song Competion
From: Johnny J
Date: 26 Feb 14 - 07:46 AM

Once again, it's time to be creative as our annual competition takes place again on Wednesday 11th June.

Over the years, we've had some worthy winners including the likes of Karine Polwart, Jim Malcolm and many more. While there's not been a "Boom Bang a Bang", we've at least had "Yabbadaba Doos".


All the usual nonsense applies but, just in case, here are the details of this year's rules.

Song-writing Competition - Rules

The annual Edinburgh Folk Club song-writing competition will be held at the Pleasance Cabaret Bar, 60 The Pleasance, Edinburgh on Wednesday June 11th 2014 at 8pm

All entries must be in the hands of the chair person (address below) not later than Wednesday 4th June 2014. Late entries will not be accepted. The words of the song, preferably typewritten, must be submitted. together with your name , full postal address, and contact telephone number. An email address would also be useful. It is helpful but not essential if the tune is also included. Please do not send cassettes.

The words of the song must be original, the tune, subject to the usual copyright restrictions, may be that of another song. Songs must be new, written within the past eighteen months, and have not previously been placed first, second or third in any competition.

The entrant may submit a maximum of two songs.

The entrant should either be present to perform the song or make their own arrangements for another singer to do so. The judges decision will, as far as is possible, be independent of the quality of the performance.

If so many entries are received that they cannot all be performed on the evening of the competition, the Club committee reserves the right to ask competitors to withdraw one of their two songs and/or to eliminate some songs prior to the competition.

The winner holds the competition cup for a year.

The winner will receive a cash prize of £100 and the second and third placed writers will receive £50 and £30 respectively.

There will also be a voting paper for the audience, and the writer of the song selected by the audience will receive an engraved tassie.

The judges reserve the right to make no award(s).

The entrant or their representative must be at the venue and make themselves known to the MC no later than 7:45pm.

Please send entries to:

Eberhard 'Paddy' Bort
Institute of Governance
University of Edinburgh
Chisholm House
High School Yards
1 Surgeon's Square
EDINBURGH
EH1 1LZ

or email to:

E.bort@ed.ac.uk

DATA PROTECTION ACT: We hold the names and addresses of entrants in a computer file. If you are not willing for us so to do, please inform the chairman.


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