Islington Folk Club

Trad2Mad competition 2013


"From the fiercely traditional to the frankly eccentric."

In 2013 the Islington Folk Club again held a competition across the World Wide Web for unaccompanied solo singers. Entry was free and videos had to be uploaded to YouTube by 31st October 2013.

Winners

The winners were announced at the club Christmas Party on Thursday 19th December 2013:

1st prize Gemma Khawaja Higher Germany http://youtu.be/VQy9m9LJcvg
2nd prize Karina Knight The Lover's Ghost http://youtu.be/oorO3wU3rrw
3rd prize Sunnie Dae Dandy Shandy http://youtu.be/mMhp58ZnHFQ

Short list

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

Singer Song YouTube URL
Gavin Atkin Short Jacket and White Trousers http://youtu.be/0Sei7nNknDg
Louise Jordan Bedlam http://youtu.be/6xvoABP-Rsk
Piers Haslam Babes in the Wood http://youtu.be/e9He4Vp_vo8
Eleanor Penny The Blacksmith http://youtu.be/FQVMrttLe-k
Carol Burtt Father's Song http://youtu.be/GPLYUHElBzQ
Mandy Rowland The Barmaid's Song http://youtu.be/iCJmB57icAg
Sunnie Dae Dandy Shandy http://youtu.be/mMhp58ZnHFQ
Karina Knight The Lover's Ghost http://youtu.be/oorO3wU3rrw
Kim Lowings The Bonny Labouring Boy http://youtu.be/R-fZkf6wlBs
Gemma Khawaja Higher Germany http://youtu.be/VQy9m9LJcvg
Ffion Mair Myn Mair http://youtu.be/zBd8lOFmBIs

2013 entries

The following 36 entries were received.

Singer Song YouTube URL
Dave Worley Lover Launderette http://youtu.be/_zleTMSdzys
Alison Barnes She moved through the fair http://youtu.be/0A-tjCzlIsY
Daria Kulesh Sadko Lullaby http://youtu.be/0jAFbieupPQ
Gavin Atkin Short Jacket and White Trousers http://youtu.be/0Sei7nNknDg
Peg Aloi Westlin Winds http://youtu.be/4lgTnpVNhYA
Bill Pardon Face On the Water http://youtu.be/6jL5nHlnv4o
Louise Jordan Bedlam http://youtu.be/6xvoABP-Rsk
Patrick Rose Murder At Westmill http://youtu.be/7bU02wey0Fs
Mike Musgrove The Window http://youtu.be/7BUNmwDJGJk
John Foxen Nine Times a Night http://youtu.be/9kll8ma2GDs
Piers Haslam Babes in the Wood http://youtu.be/e9He4Vp_vo8
Eleanor Penny The Blacksmith http://youtu.be/FQVMrttLe-k
Aisling Austin Grand Junction http://youtu.be/GkXsjJgmPjo
Carol Burtt Father's Song http://youtu.be/GPLYUHElBzQ
Mab Foxen The Recruited Collier http://youtu.be/hf_9e37ZCBA
Josh Cartwright The Rose of York http://youtu.be/hQCN4O_Tti4
Mandy Rowland The Barmaid's Song http://youtu.be/iCJmB57icAg
Claire Mace Outlandish Knight http://youtu.be/kQMinX-35k4
Ali Rose Another Train http://youtu.be/lr4zbcfAE8E
Kate Rouse The Green Bed http://youtu.be/Ls21c-rR0t8
Sunnie Dae Dandy Shandy http://youtu.be/mMhp58ZnHFQ
Michelle Paris Hills of Glenshee http://youtu.be/MZ0mUAfWweo
Karina Knight The Lover's Ghost http://youtu.be/oorO3wU3rrw
Hannah Sanders Sailor's Life http://youtu.be/P162fZcmdM8
John Cattini Slieve Gallon Brae http://youtu.be/pQbfOUNnt2k
Robin Timmis Pretty Saro http://youtu.be/QRTvB7v56JU
Kim Lowings The Bonny Labouring Boy http://youtu.be/R-fZkf6wlBs
Peter Jaines Johnny McEldoo http://youtu.be/rQaOWievYzQ
Martin Sellers The Gardener and the Ploughman http://youtu.be/sCDk5vUdGQY
Peter Walters Wop, She 'ad It-IO http://youtu.be/SfJVlQzGRic
Steve Donnelly Sammy's Bar, http://youtu.be/TaCgCQLM4Ac
Jim Hickson Died for Love http://youtu.be/unOOl9g5P-w
Gemma Khawaja Higher Germany http://youtu.be/VQy9m9LJcvg
Alison Raymond The Four loom Weaver http://youtu.be/Vt1KQBsBfH0
Jane Thomson Songs My Mother Taught Me http://youtu.be/xn09GyEOGv0
Ffion Mair Myn Mair http://youtu.be/zBd8lOFmBIs

Bernard Puckett's take on the competition: http://youtu.be/mnJFDTePTXU

Rules

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

  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 2013 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. The trad2mad e-mail address (trad2mad@islingtonfolkclub.co.uk) will be available up to the closing date, 31st October 2013.
  7. The results will be announced at the Islington Folk Club Christmas party on 19th December 2013, and posted on ths website.
  8. Entry is free.
  9. Prizes will be paid by a sterling cheque drawn on a British bank.
  10. 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.
  11. The judges' decision is final.

Judges

Trad2Mad 2009 to 2012

A number of entrants from 2009 to 2012 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 20th December 2013