The Graeme Miles Memorial

This competition, to commemorate one of Teesside's greatest songwriters, will award a trophy and a cash prize of £250 to the writer of the best song entered. The presentation will take place during the Sunday Folk Concert in the Spa Hotel where the winner will be given the opportunity to perform the winning song before a concert audience.

The Competition is hosted by John Rankin and Colin Wilson on Saturday 12th August 2017 from 1:00pm at Saltburn House.


 1.       Entrants must have purchased a Saltburn Folk Festival 2017 weekend ticket. Stewards, Festival Guests, Day Ticket Holders cannot enter this competition.

2.       Entries must be handed in to the Festival Office by 12 noon on the Saturday of the Festival. If possible, please supply 3 copies of the words. This will help the judges with their deliberations.

3.       Entries are limited to 2 per songwriter.

4.       There will be a draw for the running order which will be displayed in the room where the competition takes place. Individual performance times cannot be given, but performers will be expected to be present when it is their turn or otherwise will forfeit their entry.

5.       The songwriter must be part of the performance, but does not necessarily be the lead performer.

6.       The competition will be judged on the merits of the words and tune and not on the standard of performance.

 Please observe the usual courtesies of a singaround.

The judges’ decision is final.

Entry Form

For further information, contact Paul Lucas on 07980093898 or email John Rankin

The Fred Jordan Memorial Trophy
for Unaccompanied Traditional Styled Singers

This competition is part of "The Big Sing" Hosted by Ray Padgett and Glen Osborne from 1:00 pm until 4:00pm on Saturday 12th August 2017 in the Masonic Hall. The prize is the Fred Jordan Memorial Trophy to keep for one year together with a replica of the trophy and a cheque for £250. The presentation will take place during the Sunday Folk Concert in the Emmanuel Church Hall where the winner will be given the opportunity to sing a song before a concert audience.

Entrants MUST possess a Saltburn Folk Festival 2017 weekend ticket.

The bronze Trophy must be returned to the festival office in time for the Competition in 2017.

Details from Ray Padgett on 01226 284927
or email him at: mailto:padgettray@yahoo.co.uk


The Colin Kemp Memorial Prize for the Best Dressed Tent

This competition is held on Sunday morning on the campsite (where else?) at 10:00am.

The Judges will roam the site incognito (for their own safety) from the crack of dawn and then descend on the winning tent with great gusto and the prize of a weekend ticket for next year's Saltburn Folk Festival (no cash alternative).








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Saltburn Folk Festival Office, 57 Marske Road, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, TS12 1PN
Telephone: (John Taylor, Festival Director) 01287 622623


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