Competitive Categories

Friday Competitions​

Primary Schools/Children’s National

  • Repertoire: Two contrasting pieces

  • Time: Maximum 9 minutes

  • Prize: €300​

Secondary Schools/Youth National

  • Repertoire: Two contrasting pieces

  • Time: Maximum 10 minutes

  • Prize: €300

Primary Schools/Children’s Folk Music

  • Repertoire: Two contrasting pieces where the music and/or text is based on folk songs.

  • Time: Maximum 10 minutes

  • Prize: €300

Secondary Schools/Youth Folk Competition

  • Repertoire: Two contrasting pieces where the music and/or ​​text is inspired folk traditions 

  • International Folk tradition

  • Time: Maximum 10 minutes

  • Prize: €300

National Workplace Choir Competition​​​​​​​​

  • Programme: 2 contrasting pieces 

  • Time: Maximum 10 minutes

  • Age Limit: none

  • Prizes:     1st €300

                        2nd €150

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Saturday Competitions

        

Folk Music

  • Programme: Two contrasting arrangements of traditional folk songs, one of which must be from your country of origin. 

  • Piano and up to three other accompanying instruments allowed

  • Time: Maximum 10 minutes

  • Age Limit: Majority of singers must be 16 years old or older

  • No. of members: Minimum of 8 singers per ensemble

  • Prizes: 1st €500

                    2nd €150

 

Open Category 

  • Programme: 2 contrasting pieces from different eras, one of which must be from your country of origin.

  • Piano may be used to accompany one piece

  • Time: Maximum 10 minutes

  • Age Limit: None

  • No. of members: Minimum of 8 singers per ensemble

  • Prizes:    1st €300

                       2nd €150

 

Sacred Music Competition

  • Programme: Two contrasting pieces, one of which must be composed before 1780. Piano and up to two other accompanying instruments allowed on one piece

  • Time: Maximum 10 minutes

  • Age Limit: Majority of singers must be 16 years old or older

  • No. of members: Minimum of 8 singers per ensemble

  • Prizes:    1st €500

                      2nd €150

    

Small Ensemble

  • Programme: 2 contrasting pieces 

  • Time: Maximum 10 minutes

  • Age Limit: Majority of singers must be 16 years old or older

  • No. of members: Maximum of 12 singers per ensemble

  • Prizes:    1st €300

                       2nd €150

Barbershop Quartet  (with 2 qualified Barbershop judges)

  • Programme: 2 songs from the barbershop repertiore

  • Time: Maximum 10 minutes

  • Age Limit: Majority of singers must be 16 years old or older

  • Prizes:    1st €300

                       2nd €150

Barbershop Chorus (with 2 qualified Barbershop judges)

  • Open to Mixed, Female & Male Choruses

  • Programme: 2 songs from the barbershop repertiore

  • Time: Maximum 10 minutes

  • Age Limit: None

  • No. of members: Minimum of 8 singers per ensemble

  • Prizes:  1st €300

                     2nd €150​

                                                 

Non-Competitive Category

  • Programme: 2 contrasting pieces 

  • Time: Maximum 10 minutes

  • Age Limit: None