Inverness Music Festival is 100 years Old!

2022 Syllabus – Click here –

     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 hoping to host our live events at our new venue, Merkinch Community Centre (COVID permitting). The first weekend 25th -27th Feb is scheduled for Speech, drama, dance and traditional music, and the second weekend, 4th-6th March is scheduled for voice and Classical music. Premier Competitions: Elisabeth Davis – Sunday 27th February, Curtis Craig- Sunday 6th March.

Watch out for some special centenary celebration classes: – something for everyone!

The final deadline for receipt of videos and music is 20th January.

Adjudicators Line Up Announced!  

We are delighted to announce our line up of 2022 adjudicators!

Strings.. Bernard DochertyPianoPeter EvansVoiceLibby CrabtreeWoodwindAnne MartinSpeech…. Shirley Henderson….FiddleMarie Fielding…. AccordionRoya Maclean

More details coming soon


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

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!




Festival timetabling starts on 13th January

Main festival entries are now closed. Thank you all for your support. We have to date over 280 entries.

It is still possible to register for a few classes in special circumstances- see the syllabus for details. If entrants have had a genuine difficult in submitting an entry, or represent a school then please email for advice before 13th January.

   Provisional Dates:   Friday 25th February: Speech, Trad ensembles, Saturday 26th February: Clarsach, Traditional Vocal, Scottish Country Dancing, Sunday 27th February: Fiddle, Piping, Premier Competition.  Friday 4th March: Strings, Ensembles, Saturday 5th March: Piano, Sunday 6th March: Brass, Woodwind, Vocal, Premier Competition.

Please browse our syllabus. If you need help,  contact us by email.

New Venue!!    COVID restrictions permitting, solo performances and small group glasses will be held at Merkinch Community Centre

How are recent events affecting the festival plans?  

The Committee understand how important it is to many performers to return to live events after so many months of living with the pandemic. We remain committed to holding events live in a COVID safe environment if it is possible to do so. However we are reviewing the situation on a weekly basis and have good contingency plans should the spread of the Omicron variant and/ or new government restrictions make it impossible to hold an event safely. We will make a further announcement in the New Year. Most of our classes could easily be moved online, should it become necessary. Don’t let COVID defeat the festival!


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