Youth Traditions Awards 2014

youthtraditions-1The Illawarra Folk Club has announced the winners in its annual Youth Traditions Awards for young musicians to perform, reinterpret and write songs and tunes with a traditional flavour. The awards are held at the Illawarra Folk Festival which has become the largest volunteer-run folk festival in Australia, with entries from across the country including Wollongong, Western Australia, Canberra and Melbourne

2014 Youth Traditions Awards Winners

1.    Best performance of a traditional Australian folk song

Winner:            The Raglins (Melbourne)
Runner up:       The Littlest Fox (WA)

2.    Best performance of a traditional folk song from another culture

Winner:            Michelle Mutyora (Wiley Park)
Runner up:       Lucy Sugerman (Canberra)

youthtraditions-23.    Best performance of a traditional folk tune (or set of tunes)

Winner:            Sam De Santi & Miles Rooney (Illawarra)
Runner up:        Rosie & Paddy Kelly (Austinmer)

4.    Best performance of an original song following a folk tradition

Winner:            Shalani Thomas (Bulli)
Runner up:       Tim Lukey (Melbourne)

5.    Best performance of an original tune (or set of tunes) following a folk style

Winner:           Miles & Marley Rooney (Gwynneville)

6.   Encouragement awards

Harry O'Brien (Kiama) & Brendon Lucas (Bradbury)

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The Youth Traditions Awards are supported by Haworth’s Music, Dr Judy Stubbs & Associates, the Multicultural Communities Council of the Illawarra and the Illawarra Folk Club.

Images by Katie Bell (from top):The Littlest Fox, Miles Rooney and Sam De Santi