THE dark winter evenings will be lightened up by The Open Mic competition which will be running during the four Saturdays in February.
The Market Inn, Draperstown, is well used to running competitions but this will be the first of its kind in the form of the Open Mic.
There is an abundance of talent out there and it is an opportunity for them to use this forum to perform in front of a crowd - and be in with the chance of winning some money and an acoustic recording demo.
Each of the Saturday nights Justin Black will be introducing the acts, setting up the sound and then doing what he does best entertaining the crowd with his fabulous sound.
The acts will be judged on 1) Vocal/musical talent; 2) Stage performance.
After the four heats in February there will be the Grand Final on Saturday 1st March which will see the best acts battle it out for a piece of the spoils.
Harp will also be doing a loyalty system throughout the competition so worth looking out for.
The winner will receive £300 + an acoustic recording demo; 2nd and 3rd £50. All applicants must be 18 years of age.
These are the ways you budding talents can apply: 1)Email- firstname.lastname@example.org; 2) Paper application at the bar.
3)Private message on FaceBook to The Market Inn or Maurice Regan.
4) Apply on www.the-market-inn.co.uk. So come along and get involved in this exciting competition.