1992

The 1st Lincolnshire Folk Song Competition took place in May 1992 at Spislby Theatre. Here are the 12 songs which made the first final back then. The first competition was recorded and a cassette tape released in 1993 (BTL005), royalties from the sale of the cassette were donated to BBC Radio Lincolnshire's 'Go For Gold' appeal.

It is doubtful if this cassette is still available, but in the first instance contact BBC Radio Lincolnshire or BTL Tapes (tel 01572 775006) if you are searching for a copy of the first 'Song For Lincolnshire' Competition.

For the record Dave Vermond (a singer songwriter living in Yorkshire!) was the winner, with John and Penny Sykes and The Old Parrot Band taking the runners-up prizes. So a remarkable story was born!

SONG COMPOSER PERFORMERS
1 The Lincolnshire Coastal Flood Stuart Thompson Stuart Thompson Band
2 My Country, My County, My Home Dave Wilson Dave Wilson
3 Lincolnshire Song Bob Dawson Prism
4 Fenland Giants Kim Johnson Kim Johnson
5 Forgotten Harvest Dani Dalley & John Sykes John & Penny Sykes
6 Last Of The Line Phil Biggs Phil Biggs
7 The Artic Fishing Grounds Des Allenby & Carol Murthwaite Prism
8 It'll All Come Out In The Wash Peter Hall Peter Hall & Andy Murrell
9 Heart Beat Of The Fens John Sykes Old Parrot Band
10 Lincolnshire Barn Owl Jim Hancock Jim Hancock
11 The Boggle Len Morter Silver Birch
12 The Green Mist Is Rising Dave Vermond Dave Vermond