Songwriting Contests

Anna was a winning finalist in Session 1 of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest 2020, with her song 'Loving You Silently' in the Folk category. This is the first contest she has ever entered, and so she is over the moon with this result!

See the list of finalists for each category and listen to their entries here.

FATEA Showcase Sessions

Anna is thrilled to have her song 'Alaska' included in the Autumn 2020 edition of the FATEA Magazine Showcase Sessions, which is live now!

These Sessions are compilations of songs by artists whose music FATEA believes deserves promotion and support from their readers - an "eclectic mix of some of the best rising names across the acoustic spectrum". The sessions are available as a free download for 3 months only, and this particular edition, “Breeze”, is available from 1st August until 31st October 2020.

FATEA do so much amazing work for musicians, reviewing hundreds of folk/roots/blues releases every year (including an incredible review of Anna's album ‘Skin’ back in April - see 'Press' tab). Anna is so proud to be included among such an amazing array of artists, and thrilled to have the support of such a wonderful community.

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Track List

01. Virginia Kettle - The Butter Song
02. In The Forest - On The Run
03. Gozer Goodspeed - King Point Marina
04. Hannah White & The Nordic Connection - Like We’ve Always Done
05. The Outlaw Orchestra - Chicken Fried Snake
06. Johnny Campbell - The Dalesman’s Litany
07. Alongshore - The Prawnman’s Yarns/Flash Girls And Airy
08. Basia Bartz - A Girl At Dusk
09. Ben Reel - Tough People
10. Matthew Frederick - Hay-On-Wye
11. Chalk Horse Music - Hegemony
12. Cormac Byrne - Arising:Part 4 (Stone Soup)
13. Anna Renae - Alaska
14. Thursday’s Band - Granny Mean
15. Vilma - Kall
16. The Haar - Craigie Hills

Working With 'Big Ginger Tom Music'

Anna has received so much love and support for her musical career this year, and is so appreciative of everyone who has shown this in any way. She is particularly grateful to the team at Big Ginger Tom Music, who have continuously been promoting her music in any way possible, playing her album on radio stations, putting her in touch with people who have given her great opportunities, providing her with her first real-life gig since lockdown in September, and already booking her for events next year - giving her tangible things to look forward to. 

So she's very happy to announce that she has been asked to be an ‘Artist Working With BGTM’! Although this is an informal arrangement at the moment, it means that Anna has a secure support bubble around her which will bring her many great opportunities in future. This will not in any way limit her ability to accept other bookings, so please do get in touch if you’d like to have her perform at any events! 

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