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CalMac Culture Music 2017

CalMac Culture Finalists King Tuts

Enter now and don't be left offstage...

CalMac Culture Music is back! The Scottish music contest returns in 2017. The contest been opened up to bands as well as singer songwriters, the lucky winners will have the opportunity to play at least one Scottish summer festival.

The competition is now open to all bands and singer songwriters from the UK, over the age of 18.

The competition will be open for 3 weeks with a closing date of Tuesday 11 April. The judging panel will then have 1 week to view entries and decide upon the winners. Winners will be chosen based on the judging panel's opinion. 

The judging panel will include organisers from multiple Scottish island festivals. Winners will be invited to play at least one Scottish festival including: Tiree Music Festival, HebCelt and ButeFest. 

Enter CalMac Culture Music 2017 now

Terms and conditions


How to enter

  1. Upload your music video entry to YouTube using the words CalMac Culture Music 2017 entry and #CalMacCulture17. Ensure your video entry has a full description mentioning the CalMac Culture Music competition. 
  2. Please note, your video entry must be a new video uploaded to YouTube within the competition dates.
  3. Fill out the CalMac Culture Music entry form, being sure to enter your contact details and entry video URL correctly.
  4. Share your video across all of your social media channels, urging your fans to view and like your video.
  5. Don't forget to use #CalMacCulture17 and we will retweet and share your video entry on Facebook and Twitter .
  6. Your entry video will also be shared onto a play list on the CalMac Youtube  channel, so make sure to subscribe to our channel.

A shortlist of entrants will be compiled and notified by Wednesday 19 April 2017. 

The 2016 festivals and winners

Bella Gaffney

  • Bute Fest - Kat Healy, Tom Vevers, The Begbies and Bella Gaffney

  • Best of the West - James Edwyn & the Borrowed Band

  • TMF - James Edwyn & the Borrowed Band

  • HebCelt- Bella Gaffney & James Edwyn & the Borrowed Band

  • Oban Live - James Edwyn & the Borrowed Band

  • Iona Fest - Dumb Instrument 

  • Mull of Kintyre Festival - Dumb Instrument

  • Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival - The Begbies and Tom Vevers

View the CalMac Culture Music Gallery

Follow CalMac Culture on  Facebook Twitter  and  YouTube  for all the latest competition news. 

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