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 The Peter Thornton Memorial Award


Sadly Peter passed away on 29th June 2017 after a long battle with cancer.
He was one of South Australia’s leading accordion and concertina players in the genre of Traditional Folk Music & Australian Bush Music.

Peter’s passion for Fleurieu Folk Festival as Co-Founder & Director and South Coast Folk Club as
Co-Founder & Manager were unsurpassed. He lived, breathed and spent every minute playing and encouraging his beloved music.

In 2016 Pete was inducted into the Adelaide Music Collective South Australian Music Hall of Fame for his involvement in Folk Music. Although very humbled by this award he accepted it with pride and passion.

His encouragement of young people to play Traditional music has been reiterated over and over again by local young musicians and singer songwriters who continually talk of their inspirational conversations they had with him.

  Judith Crossley Memorial - Singer/Songwriter Award

A TRIBUTE TO AN AMAZING LADY - JUDITH CROSSLEY

Born 6th August 1934 Lancashire England – Died 5th February 2014 Adelaide SA

Pete’s request to his family was to sell his very precious antique Concertina and to use the money to continue to encourage young musicians to play melodies in the Traditional style. It is with great pleasure that Fleurieu Folk Festival presents the Judith Crossley Memorial Singer/Songwriter Award.
The Peter Thornton Memorial Award will be:
  • Presented to a young person 25 years of age and under

  •  Who plays melodies in the Traditional style on a melody instrument and shows promise as an up and coming young musician

  • The recipient will be chosen by Peter’s family - Annie, Melissa, Corey, Daryn and grandsons Max & Marlee

  •  The recipient will be awarded a monetary prize of $500, a keepsake trophy of The Peter Thornton Memorial Award and their name inscribed on a larger perpetual trophy

Annie Thornton

 


 

This has been made possible through a kind donation from the Executrix’s of Judith Crossley’s estate to remember Judith and her commitment to the South Australian Folk community by celebrating her life with a special Judith Crossley Memorial Singer/ Songwriter Award. FIRST PRIZE IS $1,000. The Award is open to South Australian residents from all age groups. The song must be written about Adelaide or South Australia and must be in the Folk or Blues Traditional mode.
10 finalists will be chosen to perform at The Judith Crossley Award Concert at the 2017 Fleurieu Folk Festival on Sunday 29th October (time to be advised). The winner will be chosen at this concert - please see below for detailed conditions of entry.

CLOSING DATE IS WEDNESDAY 17th SEPTEMBER 2017
PLEASE READ THE CONDITIONS OF ENTRY AND CLICK THE
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CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

  • First prize: The Judith Crossley Memorial Singer/Songwriter Award - $1,000; plus a certificate to add to your resume
  • Genre: Singer Songwriter in the Folk or Blues Traditional mode
    Content: the song must be written about Adelaide or South Australia
  • Age group: The Award is open to all age groups
  • Who can enter the Award: Singer Songwriters who are South Australian residents
  • Accompaniment: the song can be sung solo unaccompanied (A ‘Capella) style; Singer accompanied by own instrument; Singer accompanied by own instrument and one other instrument or with another singer
  • The song is to be the focus of the act not the performance
  • The person who wrote the song is to be the performer
    Application system: Three (3) hard paper copies of the lyrics, musical score and/or chords, as well as a sound recording of your song, are to be sent to The Secretary, Fleurieu Folk Festival PO Box 52 Seaford South Australia 5169Pre-selection Panel: the pre-selection panel will be made up of prominent people in the music genres mentioned above, and will choose 10 applicants to perform at The Judith Crossley Award Concert at the 2017 Fleurieu Folk Festival on Sunday 29th October at a time to be advised.
  • Fleurieu Folk Festival will choose three (3) appropriate Judges to judge the songs performed at the Festival and this will determine the winner of the event – the Judges’ decisions will be final and no correspondence will be entered into
  • Copyright: the Author is to retain Copyright of the song, lyrics and music
  • Disclaimer: Fleurieu Folk Festival retains the right to video and record and use the recording for archival and promotional purposes of the Judith Crossley Award

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