Inverness Music Festival 2024 Syllabus available now!


 Thank you to all our 2023 participants, volunteers and supporters. Why not think about joining us in 2024! The festival will take place at Inverness Methodist Church March 8th-11th March and 15th -17th March.

….provisional information about class dates is found in the syllabus…..

Inverness Music Festival is a local showcase opportunity for all amateur performers. Everyone is welcome – all ages, all stages, no matter your background you are welcome to join us. We want to share a love of music and creative arts, and give everyone the opportunity to stand up and try out their performance skills in a supportive environment. Inverness festival has been welcoming groups and individuals for over 100 years. In 2024 we want to hear from you. Browse our 2024 SYLLABUS  by following the link – click HERE

Our classes traditionally run mainly as fun and friendly ‘competitions’, but no-one has to compete if they do not wish- you can perform for the feedback from our supportive adjudicators, or just for the experience. We also have non-competitive or ‘sharing’ classes. We have events for nervous performers, and for folk who havent played instruments for a long time…. If you need any help with what event works for you, simply email and we will be very happy to advise.

Most of our events are now live again post COVID, but we do have online options. Browse the rest of the page to see some of last year’s highlights!

Here it is! Watch Inverness schools Wind Band, Winners of the Laoureux trophy for Advanced orchestras

View our 2023 online highlights video-

Just a selection of our many online performances. – Featuring….

Lynsey Gilmour, inverness Schools string Orchestra, moray Music Centre Junior Wind band, Berliana Mackenzie, Anna Sinclair, Hannah Robertson, The Tain and Fearn Free church Sunday school.


Congratulations to Grace Kelman winner of our 2023 Scottish Traditional music premier competition  and to Angela Nankivell, winner of the 2023 Curtis Craig premier competition for Classical music.


A Big Thank you to Inverness Methodist Church for being our hosts again in 2024.


SEE Gordonstoun Junior School Strings ensemble play ‘Smells like Teen Sprit here


WInners Lists

To see all the winners from 2023-

Click here .

If you enjoy the festival, please remember that we cannot bring you these events without financial support and without help. If you have time or skills to offer, please get in touch. We ALWAYS need volunteers! No experience necessary, just enthusiasm.

Donations, however small can be made via the Total Giving tab at any time and are very much appreciated.

The White Rabbit by Eilidh Dalton – winner P4-P7 poetry composition

Once there was an unfinished factory rabbit

Who was always Late!

He Ran from place to place

Babbling about a date.

He took no care,

About the trouble he caused.

So the toymaker

Sent him back

To the production line

To be rewired and fixed.

Everybody applauded!


Eilidh Boyd Lossiemouth. Overall Winner Brass section
Picture: Callum Mackay.


Molly Sinclair, Winner Intermediate Strings

Martha Potts – Overall Winner Brass 2022