Showcase Terms & Conditions 2019-07-03T18:40:01+00:00

2019 Showcase Competition




  • Ballyshannon Folk & Trad Showcase reserve the right to choose who takes part in the live events based on the online application. Contestants will be notified via email or phone should their application be successful. Bands and Solo Artists who have qualified for Final Showcase night on 19th July will be notified no later than 3rd July.
  • Showcase Finals in Dicey Reilly’s, Ballyshannon at 9pm on Friday 19th
  • An application fee of €25 to enter the competition (non-refundable)
  • Ballyshannon Folk & Trad Showcase reserves the right to add/reduce the number of finals/contestants/acts in accordance with competition numbers.
  • Prizes – Band/Group – Presentation Piece plus €600, plus opening slot on the Saturday night of Ballyshannon Folk & Tradtional Festival Concert, plus street entertainment slot.  Solo Artist – Presentation Piece plus €400, plus opening slot on the Sunday night of Folk & Traditional Festival Concert, plus street entertainment slot.  2nd Prize in both categories – street entertainment slot during Festival plus pub gigs during festival.
  • Ballyshannon Folk & Trad Showcase will accept performance from Folk and Traditional genres only.
  • Solo Contestants/Acts may perform to a backing track, accompany themselves or have one accompanist.
  • Contestants/Acts must provide all backing tracks (CD and USB only) on the day of the event Contestants are to use mp3
  • Ballyshannon Folk & Trad Showcase require each performer/group to prepare a 6 minute performance. After each act has performed on Showcase Final night, the judges will select the winner and the second place acts.
  • All Contestants/Acts are encouraged to bring people to each event (Bands Final and Solo Artist Final) to ensure there is a good support group in front of the artist at all times. It’s vital that each performer makes an event out of the day and promotes to the best of their ability.
  • Tickets prices €5 for Final Showcase night payable at door.
  • Contestants/Acts who fail to register at the correct time for soundcheck on their Final day without prior notice may be disqualified.
  • The Judges’ decisions are final.
  • Ballyshannon Folk & Trad Showcase is designed to provide a positive and encouraging performance experience for everyone. We ask competitors, family and friends to support us in maintaining this positive environment at all times. Anyone disrespecting this will be asked to remove themselves from the event.
  • You formally approve Ballyshannon Folk & Trad Showcase to use your name, image etc. to promote both yourself and the Ballyshannon Folk & Trad Showcase while you are involved in the showcase and after you finish. This promotion can take place on any marketing mediums which achieve exposure for both parties at any time in the future.