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MEET THE JUDGES: Malcolm MacFarlane - Songwriting

MEET THE JUDGES of our 2022 Hammond House Publishing International Literary Prize

Malcolm MacFarlane is one of the judges for our Songwriting category in this year's Hammond House Publishing writing competition.

Malcolm MacFarlane is a multi-award winning guitarist, composer, educator, band leader and producer. Previous groups include the Scottish Guitar Quartet, Spoken Mirror and the MacFarlane/McNeil Quintet.

To date he has produced over 30 albums of original music as well as sustaining a long freelance career with top names from many genres of music ranging from Pop to Contemporary Classical music.

Malcolm is also a noted educator with the RCS, Edinburgh University, NYJOS, Edinburgh College, Strathclyde University and Glasgow University as some of his previous and current employers.

Latest projects include solo releases, JMO, the electric guitar quartet Sequence and large scale composition commissions (including 2022’s electric guitar concerto) with most recent music releases now available on Bandcamp.

JMO is a new collaboration between composer and guitarist Malcolm MacFarlane, vocalist Lynne O'Neill and poet Caroline Johnstone.

JMO's song 'You Are The Light' was the 1st place WINNER of the Performed Song-Songwriting category in our Hammond House Publishing 2021 International Literary Prize.

You can listen to the winning song here: https://malcolmmacfarlane.bandcamp.com/.../you-are-the-light

Malcolm comments on this year's Hammond House Publishing songwriting competition:

"My experience as a judge this year has been extremely positive. It's always great to check out other creative artists. One of the most interesting aspects was reading through the lyrics (whilst subconsciously imagining how I might set these) and then hearing the original artist's vision for the piece - very educational and enlightening!"

Find out more about Malcolm MacFarlane here:

FB page: https://www.facebook.com/malcolm.macfarlane.1/ Instagram page: https://www.instagram.com/malcolm.macfarlane/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/MalcMacMusic

* The 2022 Hammond House Publishing International Literary Prize shortlisted entries will be announced on our website on 4th December and winners announced on 11th December 2022 on Billboard TV.


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