Welcome to the Inverness Music Festival

Inverness Music Festival will be online in 2021!
There is something for everyone – and everyone is welcome!
Our syllabus is available – It is currently being updated to show the classes which will run in 2021, and can be used for reference,

All Performance entries closed on Wednesday 16th December.
ART, DESIGN AND PHOTOGRAPHY competitions for young people will close on 10th January. See our syllabus for all the details.

Please send any questions to invernessmusicfestival@gmail.com. We are happy to help.

Festival Dates: Trad Music/ Speech and Drama … 18th – 21st February
Piano/Classical/ Contemporary Vocal… 25th – 28th February,
(Provisional Presentation Day…. 6th March)
You  have until 4th January to record and upload your entries. Any changes can be made until this point. However we realise some people are affected by the ecent COVID 19 developments. Please email if you are having difficulties.

We are pleased to announce our 2021 adjudicators!

Alan Maclean (Piano), Fiona Mclean Buechel (Strings), Alan Fernie (Woodwind and Brass), John Somerville (Accordion) Isbel Pendlebury (Clarsach and Traditional Vocal), Les Hutt (Piping and Chanter) Charlie McKerron (Fiddle) Gail Troilus (Vocal) Shirley McGill (Speech and Drama) …. will be our specialist adjudicators in 2021.

How will it work?

If you have never made a video of yourself before and have questions, don’t worry, we will try to help. Email invernessmusicfestival@gmail.com

Or Click Here  for some tips.

Also watch the video from our strings adjudicator Fiona McLean Buechel. Videos will be reviewed by the adjudicators and class playlists will be released to entrants during the festival weekends. During the festival watch out for winners lists daily and highlights on our website.

We hope to hold a presentation concert and our premier competition live if we can. Watch out for further information in January and February, in line with government guidance.



We are indebted to those who made donations to our fundraising campaign. We still need sponsors, prizes, and help from volunteers. Contact invernessmusicfestival@gmail.com if you can help.

 See below for the 2020 winners… Be inspired!

Please Support  2021. Get involved  —  PERFORM, WATCH, VOLUNTEER, FUNDRAISE, ENJOY.

Please visit our Volunteers section to help.