The RON MYLES AWARD


Ron was a very active and popular member of The Southern Counties Folk Federation. Sadly he was taken from us on Christmas morning 1990. The Ron Myles Award was inaugurated in the following year as a means for our folk community to honour his memory by providing an annual award recognising someone who had ‘made a significant contribution to the promotion of folk music and dance in the southern counties’. The award takes the form of a shield, bearing the winner’s name, and a small financial token. Nominations for the award are made by members of the general folk community. The winner is chosen by an independent team of judges headed by Roger Watson of Traditional Arts Projects (TAPS).

The Award Ceremony takes the form of a Concert with local Artistes (who normally donate their services) with a modest admission charge which is used to defray expenses and to contribute to the monetary prize, any small residue being used to help SCoFF general funds. Award ceremonies have been organised in the past by Sooty Broughton (Railway) and by Dusty Withers (Village) at their respective Folk Club premises. The Award is usually made close to the turning of the year.

You are invited to nominate anyone you think has ‘made a significant contribution to the promotion of folk music and dance in the southern counties’. Nominees must not be members of the SCoFF committee, professional entertainers, nor work for a professional body associated with the arts. Posthumous nominations are acceptable and you may nominate more than one person.

Click for a printable Nomination Form

Past Winners
George Wilson 1991
The award was suspended 1992-96 due to SCoFF inactivity
Dave Williams (posthumous) 1997
Brian Hooper 1998
Carrie Jones 1999

Carrie Jones holding the Shield in early 2000


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