The Harry Prigg Absent Friends Trophy

Harry 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 .


Roll of Honour

1998 ......... Kathannie for "Hannah


1999 ......... John Heslop for "Old Soldiers"


2000......... Cappella for all sorts of songs and the right sense of fun!


There was no award in 2001, as there was no Miskin weekend !!!

2002........ Mick Tems, for "coming back"

2003 ....... Harriet Earis and Colman Connolly for their wonderful music and smiles.


And then.....

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.