The Oscar Preston Memorial Trophy

An annual competition to encourage solo traditional singing.

Come and enjoy hearing some of the finest local traditional singers compete for the trophy. The evening will start and conclude with a ‘Wild ’n Woolly’ Music & Song session.

We will announce the details for the 2023 competition later in the summer

Solo singers are invited to compete for this trophy by the singing of a traditional folk song (or a song composed in a traditional style).

Entrants who need accompaniment must play their own instrument. It must be a solo performance.

The entrant must perform a song from memory and not rely on a prompt from written or printed text.

The winner to be decided upon by votes cast by the entrants.

The winner shall hold the trophy for one year.

The Competition is sponsored by ‘Traditional Music & Song at The Barn in Baston’.

Prospective entrants must indicate their choice of song to Alan or Maggie Wood,( 01778 560497 or by e.mail ). A closing date will be given along with the announcement of this years competition.

The Voting

Only entrants to the competition will be entitled to vote.

Entrants must be present to hear all competing performances in order for their votes to be valid.

Each entrant will be able to cast a total of 5 votes.

3 votes is the maximum that you can allocated to one contestant.

Entrants will not be able to allocate any votes to themselves.