Folk Song Competition Final
Friday 18th November.

10 songs, 3 judges, 1 winner!!

The 19 entries have been whittled down to ten finalists who will compete on Friday 18th November with Nigel Moorcroft and Ray Owen hosting the evening.

The Finalists:

  • Bob Hines
  • Leroy Hampton
  • Linda Birmingham
  • Liz Lawley
  • Mark Ashworth
  • Matt Davis
  • Steve Warner
  • Steve Wigley
  • Tim Brooks
  • Trevor Thomas

The evening opens with each of our three celebrity judges, Mandy Hardingham, Mandy Woods and Paul Fincken performing a song and then each finalist will play a warmup song. Then, after a short interval they will perform their competition entry before our judges who will make a few comments.

After the last song, the judges will leave the room to deliberate and decide the winner and runner-up. When they return, last year’s winning song will be performed and the judges will announce their decision and the Trophy and runner-up certificate will be presented.

We have had some very strong entries this year and we don’t envy the judges their task!

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 competition, which has been described by one of our audience as ‘a great education in the art and style of songwriting.’

Thanks to all our entrants and to our judges for taking part this year.