I know there are a few folkies on here. This may be of interest. http://web.ukonline.co.uk/martin.nail/Islington/Trad2Mad.htm Islington Folk Club Trad2Mad competition 2010 "From the fiercely traditional to the frankly eccentric." The Islington Folk Club is holding, for the second year, a competition across the World Wide Web for unaccompanied solo singers. Entry is free and videos should be posted to YouTube and the URL sent to email@example.com by 31st October 2010. Two of last year's winners have already been booked at the club. To open our autumn season we are pleased to present 2009 trad2mad winner Maz O'Connor with Matthew Jones on Thursday 2nd September 2010. Deatils of the 2009 winning entries are on our Trad2Mad 2009 page. Rules 1st prize £100 -- 2nd prize £50 -- 3rd prize £25 Singers must be solo and unaccompanied. The song should be introduced with the singer's name, the song title, and the words "This is my entry for the 2010 Islington Folk Club trad2mad competition". The complete performance, including introduction, should last no more than 4 minutes. This limit will be strictly enforced. The file name should include singer's name, song title and 'trad2mad'. Some indication of source - ie the person, event, recording, broadcast or book from which the singer learned the song - should be given in the YouTube description field. Only one song may be entered per person. The trad2mad e-mail address (firstname.lastname@example.org) will be available up to the closing date, 31st October 2010. The results will be posted in December 2010 and announced at the Islington Folk Club Christmas party on 16th December 2010. Entry is free. Prizes will be paid by a sterling cheque drawn on a British bank. The judges' decision is final.