Loanhead Music Festival is a Scottish charity SC 034137 and a member of the TMSA.
A Song Writing competition takes place during the Open Mic event. There is a small entry fee to take part in this event, and the winner is presented with the Iain Maclennan trophy, and a cheque for £50.
We had ten excellent submissions,
with the judges faced with a really
difficult choice, with the winner of the
2016 Song Writing competition being
Lorna Jane Gracie, with "Emily's Song".
A Recycled Instrument competition
also takes place during the Open Mic event.
It is free to take part in this event.
The idea is to produce a playable musical
instrument from any old rubbish, the
nature of the instrument being entirely at the
There were three entrants for this, and the
judges were unable to make a choice, so
decided to make all three
equal first. Winne(s)r of the 2016
Recycled Instrument competition
were Bruce Hogg, Peter Estibiero
and Neil Hamilton.
If you're not sure what a recycled
instrument looks like, have a
look at our picture gallery for some
ideas and inspiration.