Newcastleton Traditional Music Festival – Virtual Competitions 4th July 2020 at 7:30
Another festival moving to next year BUT still able to contribute to what would have been their festival weekend !
I’ll miss out on sitting on the door taking competition forms and meeting and hearing many well kent folks from the festival ! See you at the place on 2nd, 3rd and 4th July 2021!! Well done once again to all the committee and volunteers .! Auntie Liz x
‘We are holding the 51st Newcastleton Traditional Music Festival online – we’ll be Virtually Holm! link
The competitions are a little different to our usual ones, submissions need to be on video, and we will hold a ‘concert’ on our Facebook page in the evening of the 4th July at 7-30pm featuring the various winners and possibly one or two judges as well – just like every year!’
Virtual Hom Competition :-
All competitions will have two sections – one for adults and the other for 16 and under. The details are the same in each case.
An original song written during and about the current situation.
An original tune written during the current situation which must contain a 20 second ‘handwashing’ section. Not longer than 3 minutes.
An original story that relates to the current situation. Not longer than 5 minutes.
Rhyminations on Isolation
An original poem written during and about the current situation.
Traditional Medicine (Tune)
Any traditional tune on any instrument learned to combat isolation blues. Not longer than 3 minutes.
Traditional Medicine (Song)
Any traditional song learned to combat isolation blues.
Original Instrument – Miscellaneous Tune
A tune played on something not usually used as a musical instrument. Not longer than 3 minutes.
Virtually Holm – Judges
‘Bored’er Ballads – Susie Kelly
Quarantunes – Carol Anderson
Stationary Storytelling – Jess Smith
Rhyminations on Isolation – Anita John
Traditional Medicine (Tune) – TBA
Traditional Medicine (Song) – Annie Reid
Original Instrument – Miscellaneous Tune – Maggie Macrae
All Special Awards – the Long Suffering Committee!!
Virtually Holm – special awards
There will be ‘special awards’ judged by the Committee for the following as part of any competition entry:
Most Creative Use of a Toilet Roll Tube
Most Creative Use of Objects, Setting and Location*
Committee Commendation of the Capturing of the Copshaw Spirit**
*dressing up highly encouraged
**not in the liquid sense
Newcastleton Traditional Music Festival was first held in 1970, and grew out of the local Accordion and Fiddle Club that met in the Commercial Hotel (now the Liddesdale Hotel). From that initial one day event has grown the most welcoming and family friendly traditional music festival in Scotland!
Over the years there have been a range of competitions, but always based around accordion, fiddle and traditional singing. As fashions change, so has the popularity of various classes, but the core competitions are still going strong, and we love the interest shown in the children’s classes!
Concerts, ceilidhs, sessions, singarounds, and workshops add to the competitions to offer the festival-goer plenty of choice, and of course the wonderful Copshaw Common Riding runs parallel to the festival as well – a spectacle that has to be seen to be believed!
See you on Facebook Page with competitions at 7:30 ib Saturday 4th July
See you all there on 2nd, 3rd and 4th July 2021