Cross Cultural Music, Song & Dance on the banks of the Bann.

Young Musician Competiton 2012

6 Mar 2012
Competitors must be aged between 16 and 26 inclusive on 1st September 2012
  1. Six finalists will be selected by the competition committee and invited to perform in a live final at the Gig'n the Bann Festival, held in Portglenone on 9th September 2012.
  2. Things taken into consideration will be:

- Musicality

- Quality of performance

- Presentation – the performer should treat the competition as a mini-gig. Sets should be introduced with a brief background into the tunes.

- Each competitor may have up to two accompanists backing them (eg.guitar/drums, bodhran/piano etc), and the sets should be arranged accordingly.



  1. Competitor should have three sets of tunes/songs arranged for performance and the overall performance of the music should take no more than 12/15mins.



  1. Below is the genres of music eligible for the competition:

- Irish traditional

- Folk

- Ulster Scots

- Singer/Songwriter

- Piping

- Gospel



  1. To enter:

Fill out the form attached and send, along with a recording of yourself playing to the address at the bottom of the form. This can be a CD, tape, Youtube video etc..


Entries must be completed and received on or before 30th June 2012.

Finalists will be notified on or before 31st July 2012.


For further information an email can be sent to

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