The Harry Prigg Absent Friends Trophy
was a long standing member, friend and Trustee
of Llantrisant Folk Club. Harry died in July 1997.
Phil Downing suggest
we make this award as a tribute to his memory. Since then we have
all lost friends dear to us both in the Folk world and more privately.
We feel sure that Harry
would have agreed with the small change to the trophy's title
to embrace all our "Absent Friends".
During the Easter Weekend
a small panel of judges choose the performance which stands out
above the others as being the most memorable.
This Annual Challenge
Trophy, a wooden, hand crafted, miniature ships wheel was created
by Phil Downing .
1998 ......... Kathannie for
John Heslop for "Old Soldiers"
Cappella for all sorts of songs and the right sense of fun!
was no award in 2001, as there was no Miskin weekend !!!
Mick Tems, for "coming back"
Harriet Earis and Colman Connolly for their wonderful music and
Was I surprised?
Lost for words and fit to burst, you lot sure know how to make
a grown man cry. That magic tingle moment that we look for when
we choose the recipient for this award, stays with me all year
long when I think of you all. Organising Miskin has been one of
the most rewarding things I have ever done.
But without everyone
turning up it would be a very lonely weekend, Miskin at Easter
is built on what we feel for our music and for each other. It
is very, very special, may it go on forever.
As I said through
my tears last year...I love you all.