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AN GANVA | THE SONG PLACE

At LMF we’re passionate about showcasing our homegrown talent and promoting our unique Cornish culture. That’s why, this year we’ve teamed up with Radyo an Gernewegva to give Cornwall’s budding music producers the chance to have their music showcased at Looe Music Festival.

We’re inviting secondary school students attending a school in Cornwall to get creative and produce a music track to showcase the Cornish language. The winner will get their track played at LMF2018 and receive free entry to the event for them and their family.

SOUND GOOD? GET RECORDING!

To enter, you just need to get your track up on Youtube or Soundcloud, and send us a link to pennlorwydh@hotmail.com.

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY MIDNIGHT, 30TH JUNE 2018

THE DETAILS!

THE TRACK

The track can be anything from dance, grime or traditional music but must contain Cornish language verses.

To give you a head start we’ve recorded a selection of poems in the Cornish language. They’re 120 bpm making them easy to mix and the translations can be found in the comments box for each poem on Soundcloud. Of course you can have a go at recording your own Cornish verses too!

Find the recorded Cornish verses here.

You must include Cornish language versus but other than that there’s no rules. So have fun and get creative.

THE PRIZE

The winning track will be used as a backing track for a Cornish dance showcase performed as part of the programme of events at Looe Music Festival 2018.

The winning producer and their family will also receive free entry to Looe Music Festival 2018.

TIPS

Showcase the Cornish language
Get creative

HOW DO I ENTER?

It’s simple: to enter your track, simply make an audio recording of your song and upload it to your own Youtube or Soundcloud page. Then email us a link to it (make sure it’s clearly titled, with ‘AN GANVA’ in the subject line), together with your name, age and contact details to pennlorwydh@hotmail.com. That’s it! The judges will review all entries and pick a winner.

JUDGING

Judging will be done by a panel of professional musicians, broadcasters and Cornish language experts. The winner will be notified by 16th July 2018.

RULES

The deadline for application is midnight, 30th June 2018. To apply, simply make an audio recording of your track and send it to pennlorwydh@hotmail.com. All participants must be aged 11–16 on 30th June 2018 (at the closing date of entry), and must have been in full-time education at secondary school in Cornwall.

The track must showcase and use the Cornish language. The composition must be all your own work apart from the use of the provided verses. The rights to the finished composition will belong to the entrant – however, the actual verse provided remains the property of Radyo an Gernewegva.

The judges’ decision is final. There is no cash alternative to the prizes offered. Free tickets to the festival are for 2018 only, and are not transferable. Any songs with swearing or containing lyrics deemed to be offensive will be disqualified.

The competition will be judged by Tanya Brittain, Matthew Clarke and Mark Trevethan.

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED BY MIDNIGHT, 30TH JUNE 2018.