New Bards are emerging each year to challenge the hardy annuals like Jimmy Rafferty, Liam McNally and Henry McGrath who have taken eight of the last ten titles between them. Each entry should be type written in English. He also wrote two long narrative poems, which were published in the 1590s, and a few other shorter poems. Also, adding a little excitement to poetry like using puns or other designs that catch the eye of readers requires a lot of skill. I was awarded the ‘Lifetime Award’ in 2014 – here is the acceptance  speech, plus my ‘Foreign Feedin’ poem! He was made Bishop of Dromore in 1697, the same year as the enactment of the Bishops Banishment Act. New themes, new accents, new styles abound as the performers on the final night attempt to generate tornadoes of laughter. Finals will take place in the Armagh City Hotel on Friday 20 November 2015. I am still writing a few new poems, and still doing a lot of gigs, so if you want me for a Charity Do, a party, wedding, or any occasion, please use the contact page to get in touch. Each entry should be type written in English. Although the name has changed from bard to lyricist the same things that bards used to do are the same things the contemporary songwriters do. The Bard of Armagh Competition 2013 has prizes of £3000. Och! All rights reserved. The song itself, like many heroic, rebel outlaw ballads, dates from the mid 19th century, when it was printed as a broadside ballad in Dublin. "The Bard of Armagh" is an Irish ballad. The poem must be the original work of the entrant. It should have a detachable cover page stating clearly the entrant’s name, address, telephone number and the title of the poem. Hour of Writes - Weekly Writing Competition » more details. Bard of Armagh would be quite a feather in your cap. The poem should be no more than 650 words and should not exceed 9 minutes performance time. Poets appear before audiences to recite their works and compete for best poem. Rambling thoughts of one who aspires to be a poet but has thus far failed miserably. 100pp. Website lovingly crafted by Design for Writers, National Emerging Writer Programme Overview. The product could be a lasting manifestation of one’s inner self. FM, Click on image for details on how to order. I sent a poem into that once. Entertainment is considered as part and parcel of festivals and events. Entries should be sent to: Mr John Makem, 34 Fergort Rd, Derrynoose, Co Armagh… However, the artwork has gained more popularity, and in turn, attracted more people into the industry. "The Bard of Armagh" is an Irish ballad. Loved bold Phelim Brady, the Bard of Armagh. Furthermore, if you are interested in barding, you will learn how you can rise to become a top artist. Dormant in the subconscious mind is a craving to compose and recite. The History of the Republic of Ireland Football team - €15, Poems and stories for the arse end of the year €10, The Complete Community Voice Musings 2003-2010 - €15, The Shels Matchday Programme articles 2008 - 2010 - €5.35, Terry Mancini's arse and 238 other comic football poems €10, The Community Voice - Dublin 15's paper of record, Revolutionary Revelry: Transformation, Circuitous Paths, Innovations, and Circularity, The Theory of Iconic Realism: Understanding the Arts through Cultural Context, New Poetry Book: Heart of Goodness by Carolyne Van Der Meer, More about the song - rambling with Rachel Fox, Lost Between : Writings on Displacement an anthology, Mexican Literary Magazine looking for Irish Writers. Bards face stiff competition to get shows or an invitation to festivals. Final closing date for entries is 1st October and competitors will be contacted by mid-October. The poem must be the original work of the entrant. Lyrics to The Bard of Armagh by The Clancy Brothers from the Very Best of the Clancy Brothers: Classic Folk, Rebel and Drinking Songs album - including song video, artist biography, translations and more! Mr John Makem, 34 Fergort Rd, Derrynoose, Co Armagh, N. Ireland. They all send in a poem, and the judges pick a dozen of the best to compete on the night – any size (200-1000 words) and any subject, as long as it is FUNNY. Was crushed in its beauty by the Saxon lion's paw, Songwriters and lyricists are the modern bards of these days. Still Ireland's my home and a parent to me. Hour of Writes - Weekly Writing Competition » more details. Tickets for the event will go on sale early September. Call me their bold Phelim Brady, the Bard of Armagh. By the side of my Kathleen, my first love, then place me, There are, I suppose, three major humorous verse competitions in Ireland - the Percy French prize at Strokestown, on the May Bank Holiday, which I've been fortunate enough to win twice; the Baffle Bard at Loughrea on the October Bank Holiday weekend - not strictly speaking a humorous verse competition but the genre is treated as an equal alongside serious poetry; and the Bard of Armagh.

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