IF you've ever dreamed of performing on the Barrowland Ballroom stage then look no further. 

Glasgow's newest music and dance festival, CeilidhFest, will kick off its month-long programme of events on November 1 with a Big Sea Shanty Challenge and Ceilidh at the world-famous venue and organisers are calling for singer's to join the Glasgow Sea Shanty Singers on stage at the one-off event. 

Kate Walker, Founder of CeilidhFest Glasgow, said: "Everybody loves a shanty, particularly since Nathan Evans brought shanty singing to the masses via TikTok, so what better way to kick-start our festival with a rollicking big sea shanty challenge!

"CeilidhFest is a great big gathering and sharing of everything that's fabulous about our city; our people, our culture, our musicians, our artists - those who make things happen for us - Glaswegians themselves, our local media and our city's hospitality and entertainment industries and we can't wait to get started!"

To apply for the once-in-a-lifetime chance to be on the Barrowlands stage with the Glasgow Sea Shanty Singers all you have to do is email glasgowshanty@gmail.com and say why you want to be part of the event. 

Those successful will also attend a free workshop rehearsal before the show. 

Other headline acts at the month-long city-wide festival include Hipsway, Dougie Maclean, Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain.