Song Contest

Cork Folk Festival - Cork, Ireland  29th Sept-2nd October 2022



      Song Contest


      The festival will not be running a Song Contest for 2022.

      The  Noel Brazil Contemporary Songwriting Competition

      This competition has been growing since we first kicked it off back in 2013, so if you write your own music then please get in touch and enter the competition.
      The rules are simple:
      1. it has to be your song or your song played by someone you know.
      2. The song must be played live with no more than one accompanist.noel-brazil


      Folk Fest Hall of Fame

      Noel Brazil Contemporary Song Competition Winners 2012-2017

      2012 Mick Lynch

      2013 Lorcan Mac Muiris

      2014 Kevin Murphy

      2015  Kate Dineen

      2016 Ericka Kulnys

      2017 Laura McCarthy

      2018 Abby Nagle Garne

      2019 Mirjam Winters/John Tynan


      1. John Weber - August 14, 2020 6:04 pm

        Helo, My name is John Weber. I have written a number of Irish Folk and Pub songs but live in the United States. Do you have any songwriting competitions where the author need not be present or play live?

        • William.H - September 17, 2020 2:39 pm

          John, the Song contest for his year has been cancelled.

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