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BIRMINGHAM TRADFEST LTD IS A COMPANY REGISTERED IN ENGLAND AND WALES

COMPANY NO. 08791640

molloy award

want to be part of BIRMINGHAM TRADFEST 2019?

competition now CLOSED!!

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.

PREVIOUS  WINNERS:

2015 - ATHRU

2016 - IGNITION

2017 - IONA FYFE

2018 - THE CANNY BAND + ALFI

​COMPETITION GUIDELINES

  • 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. 

LIVE FINAL

 

OLD LIBRARY, THE CUSTARD FACTORY

SATURDAY 23RD NOVEMBER 2019

DOORS: 1:30PM - FREE ENTRY

 

2019 FINALISTS:

- 3 on the Bund
- Breanna Wilson and Sophie Joint
- The 302
- The Border
- Seamus O'Baoighill & Paddy Mckeown

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