The String Jam Club in the Scottish Borders town of Galashiels has a renowned reputation for the standard of music they regularly produce and the internationally renowned acts they attract to play. Annually they run a ‘Songwriter of the Year’ competition, which is judged by their very friendly, discerning, and knowledgeable audience!

This year the competition, in conjunction with Merlin Music of Melrose, is on June 25th with special Prizes donated by Merlin Music, a full length showcase spot at the club, a £50 cash prize and a main prize by AUDIENCE VOTE so bring your friends and fans – PLUS an additional mystery prize for the Professional Panel Award Winner!

To register your interest as an entrant or to find out more, email as soon as possible. Songs must be original. All styles of acoustic music welcome. One or two songs, depending on number of entrants. Competition not open to fully professional musicians. You will perform in front of our very friendly and discerning audience and it will be up to them which is their favourite song. Bring your friends and supporters. There will also be a separate professional panel that will select their own winner. It will be very interesting to see if they agree with the audience!

Admission £6 on the door, or advance tickets from Salmon (01896-752577) & Merlin Music (01896-822376),

Musicians entry fee £3 String Jam Club on the web:


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The String Jam Club meets on the last Saturday of every month at The Salmon Inn, Bank Street, Galashiels, Scottish Borders TD1 1EP


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MUSIC NEWS Scotland was born 12 years ago when dial up broadband was still around and desktop pc’s ruled. So we did what had been done since 220 AD in China and every month put ink on a printing plate, ran some paper over it and hey presto MNS was published (okay it was a wee bit more involved than that, but the basic principle was the same!) Move on to 2011 with high speed broadband and access to the www everywhere and the future was catching up with us rapidly. The volume of information flowing into MNS HQ was more than our monthly issue could cope with, and more and more Scottish music stories of great value were being spiked (an old press term not a dodgy drink). Reaching our vast number of readers in every conceivable nook and cranny of Scotland has always been a challenge monthly but to do that more often was physically not feasible. So we have doffed oor tam o’ shanter to the future and MNS is now a weekly digital publication, and not only weekly now but twice the number of pages than our old printed friend! Along with our weekly GIGguide and FESTIVALS! supplement we are now producing 72 pages of Scottish music news (and only music news) each and EVERY week:) We remain as true as ever to our launch roots of 8 years ago though - MUSIC NEWS Scotland supports all Scottish bands and performers no matter what style of music you’re involved in. Our aim is to circulate music industry news and to help to raise the profile of musicians and improve communications between genres. To help achieve this copies of MUSIC NEWS Scotland are emailed to key industry contacts throughout the UK. Thank you for your support over the last 8 years and please raise a glass to our digital future with you all. Thanks for your support, The MNS team!
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