Song Competition 2023
::: Fool or Fooling :::

Hello from Nigel Moorcroft!!

Today as I write this, is both All Fools Day and the first day of my retirement, so appropriately I am pleased to announce that the theme for this year’s song competition is to be:


Hopefully this will lead to songs of comedy and tragedy, love and deception, shock and surprise!

Deadline for submissions is 1st October 2023, Finals to be held on Friday 17th November.

Go to it songwriters!

Download the entry form

And now for the details:

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

The entries will be whittled down to ten finalists who will compete on Friday 17th 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 2023” in the subject box.

Looking forward to receiving your entries!!