Hi all, exciting news just in about the hoped-for future of the legendary Lincolnshire Song competition. Have a look at their Facebook page and crowdfunding effort. What a very worthy cause!
Following the decision of the BBC to refocus programming away from folk music, we are launching the Write a Lincolnshire Song for 2021.
Tom and Dave set up the 'Write a Lincolnshire Folk Song Contest' in 1992 and had strong links with BBC Radio Lincolnshire who always recorded the Finals Night for later broadcast. Subsequently,in 2015, the BBC took the contest over and until 2020 broadcast each Finals night with a three hour live show.
The Deadline for receipt of entries is Friday 27th August 2021.
Performers must be prepared to take part in the Finals Night concert. This Finals Night concert will be held on 28th October, 2021 at the Riverhead Theatre, Victoria Road, Louth, LN11 0BX. Doors will be open from 7pm and the concert will begin at 7.30pm. Ticket information will be available as soon as we have it. The Organisers reserve the right to change these details at short notice or to hold the Finals Night virtually.
While we, the organisers, are not paid for the work in organising this competition, events such as this need funding to be able to run.
Which is why we are appealing to you, singers, songwriters, musicians, and audience members; the folk who share our passion for Lincolnshire and for song.
Please dip into your pocket to help us raise the funds to run the competition and organise a performance and prizes.
If we don't raise enough, we will refund the money. If we raise too much, it will help to fund the 2022 event.
Here is our Facebook page:
Here is our Crowdfunding page:
Please pass on to all your friends
Thank you from all of us on the team .
Tom Lane, Mary White, Daffyd Robinson, Dave Start & Kate Mitchell
Best wishes from all at Spalding Folk Club.
See you there - one day!