Love Folk LIVE award for teenager Kaitlyn

20:22 13 March 2014

Kaitlyn Haggis performing at Love Folk LIVE

Kaitlyn Haggis performing at Love Folk LIVE

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A teenage singer from Barnet was one of the winners of a music contest organised by the team behind the Folkstock Festival.

BBC Eastern Region Radio Presenter Sue Marchant presenting Kaitlyn Haggis with her Love Folk Live certificateBBC Eastern Region Radio Presenter Sue Marchant presenting Kaitlyn Haggis with her Love Folk Live certificate

Kaitlyn Haggis won the coveted ‘best singer songwriter’ category at the first Love Folk LIVE awards held by the Folkstock Arts Foundation at a venue near Hitchin.

The awards were presented by BBC Eastern Region radio presenter Sue Marchant.

“The competition had 30 musicians from across the country converging on the Live and Let Live, Pegsdon, and the standard was so high,” said Kaitlyn.

“I couldn’t believe it when I won best songwriter. It was also lovely to meet up with musicians from the ‘Folkstock family’, many of whom I’ve played alongside at gigs over the past year “

Kaitlyn Haggis performing at Love Folk LiveKaitlyn Haggis performing at Love Folk Live

Kaitlyn started performing covers of her favourite singers on YouTube and her site has amassed nearly 1,000 subscribers with more than 117,00 views since she started her channel, Kaitlynsings177, two years ago.

Still only 16, Kaitlyn, who is studying at The Institute in London, recently performed at the Welwyn Hatfield Sports Awards at the Hawthorne Theatre, in WGC.

Pictures from the competition, which ran over four consecutive Tuesdays and had its final on Tuesday, February 18, can be found on the Folkstock Arts Foundation website.

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