Celtic Bayou Festival is challenging
young talented musicians
"One of our missions with CBF is to promote and preserve the Irish culture in younger generations. By challenging young musicians to learn and appreciate Irish music, we have fulfilled one of our hopes."
On Saturday, March 17th, we will be hosting our 2nd annual, Young Musicians Irish Music Competition. This will take place from 10:30am - 12:00noon in the Main Hall. There is no charge to enter the competition*. Prizes will be awarded in 3 categories, 3 age brackets.
~ Musicians must provide a tune in Irish jig, reel, slip jig, polkas, slides, slow airs or hornpipe time.
~ Any instrument is welcomed.
~ Tune should be no less than 2 minutes and no more than 5 minutes. Player may repeat the tune as many times as necessary to make the length 2-5 minutes. (Most Irish tunes are repeated at least 3 times).
~ Only solos allowed. No groups or accompaniment.
~ Recorded accompaniments are not permitted. Works written using supplemental sounds, including those either electronically or acoustically produced or pre-recorded, are not permitted.
~ We encourage traditional Irish tunes.
~ A piano keyboard will be provided and available to use
~ Judging will be based on length of tune, tune choice and artistic ability.
~ Any changes after entry form is submitted must be sent in writing by email.
*There is no charge to enter competition and no admission charge for competitor, BUT, any family members attending must pay admission to festival.