Song Contest

Cork Folk Festival - Cork, Ireland  1-3rd October 2021

Song Contest


The Song Contest has been postponed until 2021

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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