Devonport Folk Music Club


The Martin Blackman Young Folk Performers Award 2017

This is an open competition to all singers and musicians between the ages of 11 and 18, and is judged and presented each year at the Auckland Folk Festival in memory of the late Martin Blackman.

Young folk performers are judged in two categories

11-14 yrs and 15-18 yrs

and a winner is selected from each.

All entries must be received by 8th January 2017, so if you are attending the Auckland Folk Festival and would like more information, please contact the Secretary

Hilary Condon,
Devonport Folk Music Club,
P. O. Box 32-010,
Devonport, Auckland 0624

Or email:

2016 Winners

11-14 year Old Junior Category: 13 year old Phoenix Hamilton
15-18 year Old Senior Category: 16 year old Tim Chia

2015 Winners

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  • 11-14 year old junior category was won by Phoenix Hamilton, aged 13 of Auckland. She writes and sings her own songs, and accompanies herself on ukulele.
  • 15-18 year old senior category was won by Shimna Higgins, aged 16 of Auckland. She sang and played guitar and fiddle.