The Folk Federation’s annual Song and Tune Writing Awards for 2017 have concluded with a fine concert on October 21st at Wesley Hall, with a great range of acts and standard of performance. This included seasoned performers and composers as well as “newcomers” to the genre stepping up and producing high quality performances. We hope they are all encouraged in their future endeavours.
The results for 2017 are:
- Tune Award – CC Thornley – “Doin’ Stuff”
- Song Award – Jackie Gregory – “Hammett”
- U-19 Award – Callum Roberts – “Out of Time”
- People’s Choice Award equal 1st – Callum Roberts and Jane Palfreyman
Well done to all those who submitted entries and thank you for supporting this competition. Congratulations to the winners and thank you very much to those who make it all happen, particularly our Competition Co-ordinator, Peter Hicks, this year’s judges, Anna Graham and David Beniuk, Cathy Hutchinson and her team of helpers who organised and set up the hall for the concert and Graeme Beer for sound engineering on the night.