Islington Folk Club

Trad2Mad competition 2023


"From the fiercely traditional to the frankly eccentric."

The Islington Folk Club is holding, for the twelfth 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 by 31 October 2023. Former TRAD2MAD winners have already been booked at the club.

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

2023 entries

The following six entries have been received. They are listed in URL (ie random) order.

James Eagle That 'Un and This 'Un https://youtu.be/fDRtWlJwzRk
Sue Whitehead Banks of Red Roses https://youtu.be/r7IDgvHirG0
Anna Bailey The Factory Girl https://youtu.be/XfY_pcqle1g
Rachel Rose Blackbird https://youtu.be/OQvcmbJ8vuM
Fiona Clark Willie McBride https://youtu.be/ymgd0ANhk7k
Ellen Montilla Benjamin Bowmaneer https://youtu.be/hXBcCNabZO8

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 2023 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 (e.g. electronic reverb, multi tracking or Xfactor nonsense). Keep it real! Bathroom or underpass accepted.
  7. The TRAD2MAD e-mail address (trad2mad@islingtonfolkclub.co.uk) will be available up to the closing date, 31st October 2023.
  8. The results will be announced at the Islington Folk Club Christmas party on Thursday 21st December 2023, and posted on the internet soon after.
  9. Entry is free.
  10. Prize money will be paid in sterling and normally by bank transfer on production of bank details. Payment can be made by cheque if the former method of payment is not possible or is specifically requested.
  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.

Contact

Bernard Puckett (Committee Member and competition organiser): 020 8360 8610 or 07743 898943.



Page created by Martin Nail. Last revised 3rd November 2023