Song Competition 2021

Hello from Watford Folk Club!!

Somewhat belatedly we are pleased to announce the theme for the 2021
Watford Folk Club Song Writing Competition


Hopefully, you will be inspired by the gradual easing of lock down which allows us to actually use these vehicles.
(By the way, we do not expect songs to necessarily include “Trains and Boats and Planes”!)

The competition is open to receive entries until
midnight on Friday 1st October.

Download the entry form


The entries will be whittled down to ten finalists who will compete on
Friday 19th November.

Each finalist will play a warm up song in the first half of the evening, and then perform their competition entry before three celebrity judges in the second half.
After a short break, the winner and runner up will be announced!!!

The club is usually packed and comments from the audience include compliments on the slick organisation of the final as well as the friendly atmosphere with some visiting the club for the first time. One comment in our visitors’ book read ‘very enjoyable evening- the best folk club I have seen for many a long year!’

Watford Folk Club is rightly proud to have been instrumental in promoting songwriting and creativity since we’ve been running our song writing competition, which has been described by one of our audience as ‘a great education in the art and style of songwriting.’

The competition is now a firmly established feature in the Folk calendar and many of the songs have entered the Folk canon.

Songs may be submitted by two methods:

  1. Either on CD with artist/artists’ names and song title written on it by mail with accompanying entry form and lyrics to:
    Watford Folk Club Song Competition 2021
    6 Avon Close
    WD25 0DN   
  2. Or a digital audio recording, (MP3/WAV/AIFF format or similar) plus attached entry form and lyrics by email to: quoting “Watford Folk Club Song Competition 2021” in the subject box.

More details and entry forms will be available here soon

Looking forward to receiving your entries!!


PLEASE NOTE that if Covid regulations prohibit a live performance we will run the finals online.