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raised of £2,000 target by 54 supporters

Weʼre raising £2,000 to celebrate the creativity and passion of singers and songwriters who love Lincolnshire

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The annual Song Competition is being re-launched in 2021 as a grassroots initiative and will be known as Write a Lincolnshire Song for 2021.

Meet the Team: Tom Lane, Mary White, Daffyd Robinson, Dave Start, Kate Mitchell

We are an enthusiastic and committed group with a special interest in the folk music of Lincolnshire and beyond. Mary is one of the organisers of Grimsby Folk Club, where Dave is one of the MCs. Tom has broadcast BBC Lincolnshire's folk show for many years. Tom, Mary, Dave and Daffyd are well known in local folk singing, music and ceilidh circles.

Tom and Dave set up the ‘Write a Lincolnshire Folk Song Contest’ in 1992 and had strong links with BBC Radio Lincolnshire who initially recorded the Finals Night, and later, broadcast Finals night with a three hour live show.

To date, the contest has resulted in hundreds of new songs being written about the county and has helped stimulate song-writing county-wide. Given the success of the event over the years, we, the originators of the competition, feel that we should not let this popular event fall by the wayside, especially in these challenging times where many people need a creative stimulus. Having been involved for almost 30 years we feel the event is stronger and more popular than ever and that, given this popularity and demand, we should ensure that it continues to give an outlet to songwriters old and new. One of the key outcomes of the songwriting is the retelling of stories and legends of the county, ensuring the heritage and culture of the county live on and that new generations learn about our past.

While we, the organisers, are not paid for the work in organising this competition, events such as this need funding to be able to run. Costs include website design and hosting, advertising materials, insurance, theatre hire for Final’s Night plus, on the night, PA, lighting, staffing, video recording and prizes.

Which is why we are appealing to you, singers, songwriters, musicians, and audience members; the folk who share our passion for Lincolnshire and for song. Please dip into your pocket to help us raise the funds to run the competition and organise a performance and prizes. If we don't raise enough, we will refund the money. If we raise too much, it will help to fund the 2022 event. Thank you from all of us.

You can keep in touch with us through our Facebook page

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  • Kate Mitchell7 days ago
    Kate Mitchell

    Kate Mitchell

    7 days ago

    We are delighted to be able to say that the Song Competition will go ahead. Thanks to all you donors, we have raised enough to pay for the basics - venue, lighting, etc. The Finals Night will be on Thursday 28th October at the Riverhead Theatre, Louth. More information soon. Meantime, songs are being written and rehearsed across the county, and it's time to hone your words and send in your entries. We continue to need funds, to pay for the extras such as recording, prizes, etc., so every donation, large or small, will be gratefully received.

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  • Kate Mitchell2 months ago
    Kate Mitchell

    Kate Mitchell

    2 months ago

    After our review meeting this morning, we want to thank everyone for their generosity and enthusiasm for Lincolnshire Song. We have raised an amazing £1050 to date. We need more!! However, we have received a number of kind offers of support with potential venues, PA, and recording. Many thanks to these supporters. This means we are able to revise our crowdfunding target to £2000 which in turn means we are over half way there. Suddenly, it seems achievable, so let's keep going and make Lincolnshire Song happen. Thank you everyone.

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  • Kate Mitchell2 months ago
    Kate Mitchell

    Kate Mitchell

    2 months ago

    What an amazingly generous response over the first few days - we are at 17% of our target. Thank you all. We will keep posting and sharing and hoping to get to the final goal.

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Page last updated on: 6/24/2021 22.32



  • Angela


    Jun 24, 2021

  • Anonymous


    Jun 16, 2021

    Looking forward to Write a Lincolnshire Song for 2021 - Not far to go now


  • Jane and George

    Jane and George

    Jun 5, 2021

    Keep music live


  • Sandra & Darrell Evans

    Sandra & Darrell Evans

    May 26, 2021

    Have really enjoyed either attending or listening to Song for Lincolnshire in previous years - pleased that you are trying to keep the tradition going.


  • Sue Hargreaves

    Sue Hargreaves

    May 22, 2021

    Keep up this great tradition


  • the Spreadies

    the Spreadies

    May 17, 2021


  • Steve and Julie Wigley

    Steve and Julie Wigley

    May 15, 2021

    Well done, for keeping 'Song for Lincolnshire' going.


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