Islington Folk Club

Trad2Mad competition 2016


"From the fiercely traditional to the frankly eccentric."

In 2016 the Islington Folk Club is again holding, for the eighth year, a competition across the World Wide Web for unaccompanied solo singers. Entry is 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 2016.

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

Winners

The winners were announced at the club Christmas Party on Thursday 22nd December 2016:

1st prize Katy Manning Smile in Your Sleep https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_D58d8tYejo
2nd prize John Cattini A Sailor's Love is Hard to Find https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CelQ6xPo0KU
3rd prize Iain MacDonald Can't Stand Losing You https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jt8xiqcokX0
3rd prize Martin Wilson Oak and Ash and Thorn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tF8L_aPI1bo

Short list

The judges have chosen the following short list. They are listed in URL (ie random) order.

Katy Manning Smile in Your Sleep https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_D58d8tYejo
Alice Reid Red Rosey Bush https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43o09Hgougk
John Cattini A Sailor's Love is Hard to Find https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CelQ6xPo0KU
Michelle Paris A Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cT6jO9FD-y0
Kristian Svensson Campaign of smear https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1swtaLtaww
Iain MacDonald Can't Stand Losing You https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jt8xiqcokX0
Martin Wilson Oak and Ash and Thorn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tF8L_aPI1bo

2016 entries

The following 12 entries were received. They are listed in URL (ie random) order.

Katy Manning Smile in Your Sleep https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_D58d8tYejo
Emma Parker Twa Corbies https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_IQNFHulZxE
Nigel Moorcroft The Definition of Love https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UovvCjmX-E
Alice Reid Red Rosey Bush https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43o09Hgougk
John Cattini A Sailor's Love is Hard to Find https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CelQ6xPo0KU
Frank Ewing Rich Man https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cozbe-4V8ZU
Michelle Paris A Pretty Girl Milking Her Cow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cT6jO9FD-y0
Kristian Svensson Campaign of smear https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1swtaLtaww
Tim Jones Polly On The Shore https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJIw2Yul8Dc
Iain MacDonald Can't Stand Losing You https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jt8xiqcokX0
Ryszard Smolowik Seinte White Downe https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMLN28WnfDg
Martin Wilson Oak and Ash and Thorn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tF8L_aPI1bo

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 2016 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 2016.
  8. The results will be announced at the Islington Folk Club Christmas party on 22nd December 2016, 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 2015

A number of entrants from 2009 to 2015 have already been booked at the club.

Past Winners

Details of all the previous entries and winners:



Page created by Martin Nail. Last revised 22nd December 2016