Inverness Music Festival is 100 years Old!

Browse the 2022 syllabus and enter NOW.

     Inverness Festival’s motto is ‘Performance for Everyone‘. We strive to find performance opportunities for all ages and all stages of amateur performers, both competitive and non-competitive.

 Our activities range from music, traditional, classical and contemporary, voice and instrumental, to dancing, and also the spoken word – poetry, drama.

    The 2022 festival celebrates our Centenary, and will be blended, with both online and live classes available.

We are looking forward to live events at our new venue, Merkinch Community Centre (COVID permitting)

Watch out for some special centenary celebration classes:

– Themed piano- the 1920’s

  • Devise a Dance
  • Action Song
  • Create a tune………… and many more.

Please register your entries as soon as you can. The closing date is 17th December, with a final deadline for receipt of videos and music of 20th January.


In 2022 we will be 100 years old!! Watch out for some very special centenary events and classes in our new syllabus.

Rebecca de Meillon P6 Competition Winner

Do you have any photos of bygone times? We are building up a gallery for next year.


Do you need inspiration? See highlights ,poems, videos and art work from our 2021 Virtual Festival on our 2021 page.

Dont forget, we welcome entries in Gaelic.


 Click here  to see our Winners Booklet for 2021. Be inspired!




Highland Dancing is returning to the festival for the first time since 1976 to celebrate our 100 years! We need to wait a little longer to see the Highland Dance syllabus- coming soon-

New Venue!!    Solo performances and small group glasses will be held at Merkinch Community Centre from 27th-29th February Speech, Dance and traditional music), and 4th-6th March 2022 (Classical and non trad vocal). COVID restrictions permitting, spectators will be allowed. More details soon….

Songs of Praise! In memory of the last 100 years we are hoping to hold a Songs Of Praise Event in March 2022. We are looking for Church and Faith groups to join in- please contact us.

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