Clydesdale young musicians urged to enter Celtic Connection comp

Celtic Connections
Celtic Connections

Musically minded pupils in Clydesdale are being urged to enter a competition to win the chance to perform live at the Celtic Connections folk festival.

ScottishPower’s Powerful Performance competition is open to secondary schools across Scotland and offers a unique opportunity to perform at the annual event in Glasgow.

The winning group will perform at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall as part of the final education concert of the festival. They will also be automatically entered into the highly competitive Danny Kyle Open Stage competition.

The closing date for entries is Monday, October 31.

To enter, pupils in S1 to S6 across the country must submit a short five minute recording of traditional music using instruments, vocals, or a mixture of both.

Celtic Connections 2012 runs from Thursday, January 19, to Sunday, February 5. The programme for the 2012 festival will be announced on Tuesday, October 18.

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