Shelagh McCartin Songwriting Award

Terms and Conditions:

  • The competition is open to all students of the Claire McCartin Vocal Studio, as at 31st August 2019.
  • Applicants must write the lyrics to their song and create, at least, a melody line.
  • Submissions must be in the form of a video recording of the applicant singing their song, as well as the song lyrics in a separate file.
  • Only one song is allowed per applicant.
  • Applicants must never have recorded their own material professionally before.
  • Applicants must be fifteen years of age by the submission deadline.
  • A panel of judges will review and discuss all submissions. Their decision is final and irrevocable.


Please send your submissions by 31st October 2019, by email to or by phone/whatsapp to +356 99262511.


Russian Language Day

On 6 June, besides commemorating Russian Language Day, my students and I also provided entertainment for the opening of an art exhibition by Nina Silaeva – John Borg Bonaci; Krista Sujak; Maya Morrow singing her own compostion ‘Life Changing’ and I, performing in Russian.


From Russia with love

Some of the singers I tutor were invited by the Russian Centre for Science and Culture to perform during this event – Anna Salimon, Kiana Fenech and also Martina Galea Loffreda. Much laughter, fun, colour, flowers and music – a really well organised event!


Greg Enriquez in Malta

And that’s a wrap! Two intensive master classes by the great vocal coach Greg Enriquez all the way from Las Vegas.

As musicians/vocalists, we are on a continuous journey to educate ourselves, to evolve as artists, and to become better performers than we were yesterday. I organised this event so it will be part of the musical journey of all the participants. Well done to all!
Thank u to the sponsors of this event – Medina Healthcare Ltd for the Ogilvy honey products and the Otosan products, Vocal Zone in the UK for all the different teas they sent us to try out, and RockSchool.


IVACON 2019 in Austria

And finally, the much awaited IVACON arrived. Made my way to Baden, Austria, for my yearly dose of vocal geekiness at this famous IVA conference 🙂 A way of meeting up with friends, colleagues, and vocal instructors from all over the world for a week of masterclasses, workshops and lessons.


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Claire McCartin's distinctive blues voice is a much awaited fresh breath among Malta's evergrowing pop and rock scenes. With a voice which hints Eva Cassidy and Nina Simone, she is constantly evolving as an artist, performing regularly in Malta and also beyond our shores, namely in Russia, Austria and the U.S.

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