The 2019 Poetry competition with the theme 'Dartmoor seasons' had a good number of entries of a high calibre.

The winners were announced at the Folk Day on Saturday 6 July:

1.The winner was ‘On Dartmoor’ by Veronica Aaronson from Ideford

2. Second and highly commended was ‘Shortest day up Stonetor’ by Jenny Osborne from Ideford

3. Third was 'A limerick’ by David Schura

4. A second poem from Jenny Osborne was ‘highly commended

Here are the winning poems:





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Saturday 6 July 2019 South Brent Folk Day. South Brent Folk presents the 8th annual South Brent Folk Day with singing; music; dancing (with Harberton Navy (Cotswold); Heather & Gorse (Northwest Clog); Winkleigh Morris (Cotswold and Border)); workshops (Tambourine and Ukulele); and concerts in the Old School Community Centre and Village Hall.

This year’s South Brent poetry competition, whose winner will be announced at the folk day, has the theme of 'Dartmoor Seasons’. If you would like to enter, click here to download the application form from the website: entry £2.50 per poem or £1 for junior (under 15) section; closing date Saturday 22 June 2019.

Afternoon Concert at 2pm in the Old School Community Centre with South Brent Handbell Ringers; IvyUkes; Tambourines (from workshop); Steve Gill; Silvington (Tricia Moore & John O’Connor).

The headline Evening Concert is at 7.30pm in the Village Hall (with Reel Ale bar) and features:

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman: Dartmoor-based husband and wife duo who have long established themselves as one of the UK folk scene’s most rewardingly enduring partnerships. An enviable class act of imaginative song-writing and musicianship, they have twice won the coveted Best Duo title at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (2016 & 2013).

Granny’s Attic: Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne (Melodeon, Concertina, Vocals), George Sansome (Guitar, Vocals) and Lewis Wood (Fiddle, Mandolin, Vocals) – are a folk trio who play the tradition with verve, energy and their own inimitable style. Three exceptional musicians and fine singers, who have been heralded for their lively performances playing English traditional and original music and their delivery and selection of traditional songs.

FFI: Contact Eileen McKee: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01364 73699 or John Rawlinson: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01364 73117.