Celtic Songwriting Competition

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BETHLEHEM, Pennsylvania, May 19, 2020 — Celtic Cultural Alliance will be hosting a songwriting competition, sponsored by Sellersville Theatre, on Saturday, September 26, 2020, at 10:30 a.m. at the Celtic Heritage Hollow Stage during the 31st Celtic Classic Highland Games and Festival.  The contest is open to all amateur songwriters.

Original songs must have lyrics and be performed in person on the guitar by the songwriter. The songs will be judged on lyrics, melody, hook, and performance by professional musicians Graham Wright of the Glengarry Bhoys, Gerry Timlin and Seamus Kennedy. The contestant with the highest score will be awarded the opportunity for a select audition as the opening act for a performance at the Sellersville Theatre among other prizes.

Contestants must send in a registration with the lyrics, and it must be postmarked by September 1, 2020. The contest is limited to the first 15 applicants with a correct registration.

For more information and a registration form, please visit http://www.celticfest.org/celtic_song_writing_contest or contact Marcie Mulligan at mmulligan@celticfest.org.

Celtic Classic runs from Friday, September 25 through Sunday, September 27, 2020 in downtown historic Bethlehem.  For more information, directions, volunteering opportunities and the weekend’s schedule, log on to www.celticfest.org.  For up-to-the-minute information and updates, follow Celtic Classic on Twitter (@CelticClassic) and friend them on Facebook (facebook.com/CelticClassic).

For more information on the Celtic Classic Highland Games & Festival and other Celtic Cultural Alliance events, visit the organization’s website at www.celticfest.org.


Information provided to TVL by:
Marcie Mulligan
Cultural Outreach Coordinator