want to be part of BIRMINGHAM TRADFEST 2019?
competition now open!!
The Trip to Birmingham TradFest proudly presents THE MOLLOY AWARD
The Molloy Award is aimed at traditional Irish musicians in the UK and Ireland, aged 25 and under. In memory of Anne and Pat Molloy, who were a staple in Irish Music Pedagogy in Birmingham, the award strives to seek out new musical talent and award excellence and innovation within the idiom of Irish Traditional Music and Song and showcase it in Birmingham, a city steeped in Irish Culture.
2015 - ATHRU
2016 - IGNITION
2017 - IONA FYFE
2018 - THE CANNY BAND + ALFI
Acts of up to, but no more than, six people
All participants must be aged 25 and under
Recordings of up to ten minutes MAXIMUM to be submitted
FIVE ACTS WILL BE SHORTLISTED BY OUR JUDGES AND INVITED TO A SHOWCASE CONCERT ON SATURDAY 23RD NOVEMBER 2019, AS PART OF BIRMINGHAM TRADFEST
ALL FINALISTS WILL BE PROVIDED WITH ARTIST WRISTBAND FOR THE FESTIVAL AND A CONTRIBUTION OF £50 TOWARDS TRAVEL/Accommodation COSTS.
WINNING BAND WILL RECEIVE A FULLY Expensed SUPPORT SLOT AT BIRMINGHAM TRADFEST 2020
THE WINNING BAND WILL ALSO BE INVITED TO PERFORM AT THE FESTIVAL CLUB ON SATURDAY 23RD NOVEMBER 2019.
DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: SUNDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER 2019
FOR FULL DETAILS & T&C'S, PLEASE VIEW THE APPLICATION FORM BELOW.