Noel Brazil Song Contest

Cork Folk Festival - Cork, Ireland - 28th Sep - 1st October 2017

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Noel Brazil Song Contest

Noel Brazil Song Contest
Photo: Jim Walsh presenting the check to winner Kevin Murphy.

Crane Lane Friday 2nd October 7pm



We’re delighted to be hosting the 3rd Noel Brazil Contemporary Song writing Competition for the 2016 Cork Folk Festival.

Due to the unprecedented success of last year’s competition and the fantastic song written and performed by Kevin Murphy and his brother we thought we’d do it all over again at The Crane Lane Theatre on Friday 2ndNoel Brazil Song Contest winners 2014 October. So we’re looking for anyone with an original song to take part.

The rules are simple:
1. it has to be your song or a song played by someone you know.
2. The song must be played live with no more than one accompanist.

There are great prizes for the top three songs. Details to be announced.

If you have a song you’d like to enter then send an mp3 or sound cloud link to

Deadline for entries is Friday 26th September
The winner of the 2013 contest was Lorcan Mac Muiris


  1. William.H - September 27, 2014 3:47 pm

    Padraig, you have 7 days to put music to your song, best of luck.

    You are welcome to recite the words if you come along, but it must have an air to enter.

  2. Teresa Carrig - May 22, 2017 5:15 am

    Hi there.
    just saw this website when I was looking for songwriting competitions that I could enter. Hope that the Noel Brazil competition is still going strong this year and maybe you could send me on details. Just can’t seem to find any information for this year on this competition.

    • William.H - June 12, 2017 2:59 pm

      Teresa, the competition will be open for entrys in august. wm


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