Harmonica Bridge Festival 2018 | 17 - 19.08.2017 | Toruń, PL

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Harmonica Bridge Festival 2018 | 17 - 19.08.2017 | Toruń, PL

Postby Łukasz Pietrzak » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:41 am

Hi guys,

we can proudly announce this year's Harmonica Bridge Festival harp contest regulations!

I will really appreciate it if you would share this information amongst your friends, students, everyone interested in harmonica playing :)




1. International HARMONICA BRIDGE harmonica competition is an event that can be participated by amateurs and professional musicians for whom harmonica playing is not the main source of their income.
2. The contest is to take place in Toruń, Poland on Saturday August 18th 2017 at 11:00 in "Dom Muz", Podmurna 1 street.
3. The organizer of the contest is „Dom Muz”- culture centre in Toruń.
4. Contest application is proceeded by sending the e-mail to the organizers of the contest. It should contain the name of the paticipant, nationality and adress. A short description of artistic path of a contestant, e-mail adress, possibly contact phone number should also be attached. Application are to be sent to e-mail addresses: harmonicabridge@gmail.com and wierzcholski@gmail.com
5. Application deadline is August 1st 2018.
6. Contestants are to be evaluated by an international jury.
7. Contestants are obliged to perform three pieces of music from the list of songs provided by the organizer. Overall time of the presentation must not exceed 15 minutes, unless being decided by jury to prolongate.
8. Songs can be performed solo or with an accompaniment of a pianist or rhythm section provided by the organizer. Technical soundcheck of rhythm section and contestants is to take place before auditioning.
9. Main prize of the Festival competition is 1000 euro provided by The Society of Polish Performers' Artists (SAWP) http://www.sawp.pl.
10. Costs of journey, maintenance and accommodation are to be paid by contestants.

In case of any doubts or questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at: harmonicabridge@gmail.com


Below you will find the list of songs to choose from for playing at the contest. The links to YouTube do not show the obligatory version of each song. They are here just to show the example of each song.

1. Caldonia (Louis Jordan): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3jILPOgTsY
2. Oh, When the Saints Go Marchin’ In (trad.): https://youtu.be/wyLjbMBpGDA
3. Room to Move (John Mayall): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GDDXIGRHQ4
4. St. James Infirmary (Primrose): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzcpUdBw7gs
5. Careless Love (trad.): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOGXiYruaug
6. The Thrill Is Gone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4fk2prKnYnI
7. Żeberka (Wierzcholski): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHdTPcue_RU
8. Kiedy byłem małym chłopcem (Breakout): https://youtu.be/mmmJ9ltyWjQ
9. Isn’t She Lovely (S. Wonder): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-n3Ydy7ras
10. Corrina, Corrina (Muddy Waters) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Usz83qyNYkk
11. Work Song (N. Adderley): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5X_dh2kHpkM
12. Cantaloupe Island (H. Hancock): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrgP1u5YWEg
13. Chitlins Con Carne (K. Burrell): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mP0flneNfaQ
14. Lady Be Good (G. Gershwin): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prmf5tDgf3k
15. Autumn Leaves (Kosma): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnxeKl-Kbqw
16. Caravan (J. Tisol): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r95flkZciJE
17. Bluesette (T. Thielemans): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKnG_9q4crA
18. Blue Bossa (K. Dorham): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sr7BXinJMw
19. St. Louis Blues (W. C. Handy): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2TUlUwa3_o
20. Take 5 (P. Desmond): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmDDOFXSgAs
21. All of Me (G. Marks, S. Simons): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJOm-IlK0yI
22. All Blues (Miles Davis): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gib3jGmeP48
23. Blue Monk (Thelonius Monk): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmvoknRqrbc
24. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy (Joe Zawinul): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4rXEKtC8iY
25. Summertime (G. Gershwin): http://www.youtube.com/wa...feature=related
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