Inverness Music Festival is 100 years Old!

The Inverness Festival Association hold a Festival of Music and Performing Arts annually.

We are delighted to announce that we plan to hold a ‘blended’ festival in 2022 with both live and online events.

     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.

   Here is a wonderful performance of Gabriel’s Oboe by members of Highland Young Musicians Wind Band which featured during the 2021 Virtual Festival. Hopefully this will get everyone inspired for 2022!


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

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


Traditional Music…..   Click here  to see highlights from our traditional music section from 2021. We have sessions for groups and soloists. Whatever instrument you play (or if you sing), you can get involved.

Classical and Contemporary Music…. Click here  to see highlights from our Strings Section in 2021. if you are learning an instrument, why not work towards taking part in 2022? We also have sessions for composers, ensembles, bands and orchestras

Spoken Word

 We had an inspiring poetry section in 2021 and hope to build on this. Are you interested in poetry and would you be interested in helping us? Do get in touch. We had lots of original poetry from children. Click here to see a selection. We also enjoyed poetry recitals and discussion. We run public speaking and debating contests too!


We welcome entries in Gaelic. Click here  for a selection of the 2021 performances in Gaelic.

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


Our 2022 Centenary Syllabus is ready to view Now!

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, and 4th-6th March 2022. 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.


Have you thought about giving us a small donation? Please help, every £1 counts.