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.

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Professional Vocalist

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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Claire McCartin Vocal Studio
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