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Saturday, March 5, 2022 – Traditional Ballad Singing Contest

  • 5 Mar 2022
  • 7:00 PM - 9:15 PM
  • ZOOM - link will be posted on website week before event
  • 120


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:

We love the Traditional Ballad so much, we’ll pay young people to learn and perform one at our Contest with CASH PRIZES AND CASH PARTICIPATION AWARDS!

"Tickets": Contestants No Charge; we will be happy to accept donations from other attendees on our website on the night of the Contest, or by mail: Make out check to "SSFMC", mail to Karen Haffner, Organizer; 326 Spring St, Rockland, MA 02370 (note: Ballad Contest) 


SPECIAL NOTE ABOUT COVID - The Contest will be a Zoom event again this year.  We will send the Zoom link when you sign up, and it will be posted on our Home Page the week before the Contest. Groups please note: Zoom only supports one microphone or webcam at a time for singing.  So all members of your group would have to be together for the Contest.  Please only do this if you can stay Covid Safe!



If you need more info, please email Karen Haffner at  Please include "Ballad Contest" in your subject line or your email will be deleted!

Rules Summary - see Info Sheet/Sign up Form when posted for full details:

Make sure your ballad tells a story with a plot and an ending. 

Make sure your ballad is so old that nobody knows who wrote it, or make sure your ballad is at least 100 years old.  

Make sure you sign up early so Contest Organizers Karen Haffner and Lynn Feingold can review and OK your choice of ballad.  

Here are the categories and CASH PRIZES for 2021:

Grade 4 Through High School

Solo performer WITHOUT instrument $50 cash prize

Solo performer WITH instrument $50 cash prize

Group (2 or more) WITHOUT instrument $100 cash prize
Group (2 or more) WITH instrument(s) $100 cash prize

After High School Through Age 25

Solo or group, with/without instrument(s) - $50 cash prize.  If you have any questions, contact Karen at or 617-875-2047 (leave a voicemail or text) or Lynn Feingold at 781-227-7500.

CASH Participation Awards!

All contestants who do not “win” their category will receive a CASH Participation Award in an amount based on the donations we receive in support of the Contest.

About us

All volunteer non-profit dedicated to bringing live music to the South Shore. This season we are celebrating our 41st anniversary! That makes us one of the longest running all-volunteer folk music clubs in the country.

South Shore Folk Music Club Inc.
P.O. Box 156
Kingston, MA 02364-9998

Venue Location:
First Parish Duxbury
842 Tremont St (Rte 3A)
Duxbury, MA

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