Islington Folk Club

Trad2Mad competition 2015


"From the fiercely traditional to the frankly eccentric."

In 2015 the Islington Folk Club again held, for the seventh year, a competition across the World Wide Web for unaccompanied solo singers. Entry was free and the videos of the performance -- we do like to see the singer -- had to be posted to YouTube and the URL sent to trad2mad@islingtonfolkclub.co.uk by 31st October 2015.

1st prize 100 2nd prize 50 3rd prize 25

Winners

The winners were announced at the club Christmas Party on Thursday 17th December 2015:

1st prize Happy Hayes Napoleon's Last Farewell to Paris http://youtu.be/myXcDnw-uQM
2nd prize Liz Lawley All Among the Barley http://youtu.be/h3FLsJia7Dc
3rd prize Tim Jones Harringay Races http://youtu.be/9qkKkWWSQg0

Short list

The judges chose the following short list:

Tim Jones Harringay Races http://youtu.be/9qkKkWWSQg0
Michael White Shoals of Herring http://youtu.be/cFcn5l6uf88
Martin Wilson Three Day Millionaire http://youtu.be/Fvvcm66RT4Q
Liz Lawley All Among the Barley http://youtu.be/h3FLsJia7Dc
Peter Whitelaw Round & Round http://youtu.be/I0KfpLQq-H8
Tina McKevitt The Holland Handkerchief http://youtu.be/lbC_L7dlXoY
Happy Hayes Napoleon's Last Farewell to Paris http://youtu.be/myXcDnw-uQM
Mike Huntington The Bitter Withy http://youtu.be/R5wQSdKPG7I
Iain MacDonald Making Time http://youtu.be/v6OHr6Z9U_M
Bernadette Cagnoni January Man http://youtu.be/VKK1mkYaPmw
Marc Block Boots of Spanish Leather http://youtu.be/WOkYbIyZCQA
Helen Shilladay My Mother Did So Before Me http://youtu.be/ZI3cj9krLRQ

2015 entries

The following 32 entries were received. They are listed in URL (ie random) order.

Mab Foxen Hedger and Ditcher http://youtu.be/8dM5lCENEA0
Sheila Moylan Tall Trees in Georgia http://youtu.be/8YOJ1BhZvLs
Tim Jones Harringay Races http://youtu.be/9qkKkWWSQg0
Marian Buechert Fields of Athenry http://youtu.be/CBHl5LSOADU
Michael White Shoals of Herring http://youtu.be/cFcn5l6uf88
Alison Raymond Pennisula http://youtu.be/e00o8HGPRmI
Mike Grogan An Army Man http://youtu.be/Eqyu-3V6B0Q
Martin Wilson Three Day Millionaire http://youtu.be/Fvvcm66RT4Q
Phil Edwards A Song for Peter Bellamy http://youtu.be/GMW9o-AMoJg
Liz Lawley All Among the Barley http://youtu.be/h3FLsJia7Dc
Peter Whitelaw Round & Round http://youtu.be/I0KfpLQq-H8
Julian Mount Man in the Moon http://youtu.be/izDNZvKzx_Y
Watford Kim Claudy Banks http://youtu.be/j4rsTSnXCOg
Theresa Brill What Have They Done to the Rain http://youtu.be/J7MXuCbug-M
Peter Hankiewicz Down by the Green Roadside-um http://youtu.be/jBQZrF8UtfE
Tina McKevitt The Holland Handkerchief http://youtu.be/lbC_L7dlXoY
Peter Walter Is My Team Ploughing http://youtu.be/MGLBvP_dpb8
Happy Hayes Napoleon's Last Farewell to Paris http://youtu.be/myXcDnw-uQM
Dave Artus Yorkshire Song http://youtu.be/oEY4Oqeio-A
Roger Hilliard Flamborough http://youtu.be/Q8Yg55o5COI
Linda Birmingham. He's Off To The Dardanelles http://youtu.be/qbF-v1ZM5OM
Mike Musgrove Mistletoe Bough http://youtu.be/R_pzDH2F3r0
Mike Huntington The Bitter Withy http://youtu.be/R5wQSdKPG7I
Martin Walker Dignity of Labour http://youtu.be/RNATtUeNypw
John Foxen The Rattling Bog http://youtu.be/v4tDGL2VpHc
Iain MacDonald Making Time http://youtu.be/v6OHr6Z9U_M
Bernadette Cagnoni January Man http://youtu.be/VKK1mkYaPmw
Marc Block Boots of Spanish Leather http://youtu.be/WOkYbIyZCQA
Dave Wilson The Ice Song http://youtu.be/Xp6KDW6QfT0
Emma Parker At First She Starts http://youtu.be/xq8HiEG98Yg
Helen Shilladay My Mother Did So Before Me http://youtu.be/ZI3cj9krLRQ
Smolowik I Bought the Wrong Coloured Toilet Paper http://youtu.be/zYAAJMOeJ4g

Rules

  1. Singers must be solo and unaccompanied.
  2. The song should be introduced with the singer's name, the song title, and the words "This is my entry for the 2015 Islington Folk Club Trad2Mad competition".
  3. The complete performance, including introduction, should last no more than 4 minutes. This limit will be strictly enforced.
  4. The file name should include singer's name, song title and 'trad2mad'. Some indication of source -- ie the person, event, recording, broadcast or book from which the singer learned the song -- should be given in the YouTube description field.
  5. Only one song may be entered per person.
  6. No electronic artificial manipulation of the solo voice is allowed (i.e. electronic reverb, multi tracking or Xfactor nonsense). Keep it real!
  7. The trad2mad e-mail address (trad2mad@islingtonfolkclub.co.uk) will be available up to the closing date, 31st October 2015.
  8. The results will be announced at the Islington Folk Club Christmas party on 17th December 2015, and posted on this website thereafter.
  9. Entry is free.
  10. Prizes will be paid by a sterling cheque drawn on a British bank.
  11. The Trad2Mad competition is intended to encourage new and un-established performers although all are welcome to enter. The judges may reflect the spirit of this rule in their choices.
  12. The judges' decision is final.

Judges

Trad2Mad 2009 to 2014

A number of entrants from 2009 to 2014 have already been booked at the club.

Past Winners

Details of all the previous entries and winners are available here:



Page created by Martin Nail. Last revised 21st December 2015