Inverness Music Festival 2024

7th-24th March


 The festival will take place at Inverness Methodist Church March 7th-11th March and 15th -17th March. Our concert is on 24th March.


If you are due to take part you should have had your date and time by email. Check your SPAM file if you havent heard or get in touch with us by email urgently

If you would like to enquire about waiting lists to appear at the festival, please email for advice. We are still happy to take enquiries for our advanced online piano competition. Do you know anyone who would like to join in?

By Jemma Sinclair

Whats on, Festival 2024!  Weekend 1

Thursday 7th March evening – Chanter and Piping

Friday 8th March AM Primary Singing, Primary Group Verse, Solo Traditional

PM Primary Music Groups, Secondary Public Speaking and Debating, Secondary Solo Vocal, Adult Poetry and Dramatic recital.

Evening – Solo Adult Vocal. Choirs Showcase- Come and join us for an evening of song! All welcome.

Saturday AM  – Composition results announced. Large group videos will be shown in the church

Saturday PM  Traditional music competitions- Fiddle and Clarsach.

Saturday Evening – Solo trad performer, and group performances- Come and enjoy some old and new tunes  – all support welcome.

Sunday PM – Woodwind and Brass Solos.

OPEN TO ALL BELLRINGING WORKSHOPS in association with INVERNESS CATHEDRAL TUESDAY 12th MARCH 7-9pm. Book now. Limited Availability

Tower Bell Booking Link            Handbell Booking Link

Weekend 2

Friday 15th March  AM Primary Schools Vocal

Friday PM   Piano Classes including Themed Piano

Friday Evening – Advanced Piano classes and Advanced Open Piano Recital Competition

Saturday AM Piano Classes, Strings Classes

Saturday PM Piano Classes, Strings Classes

Saturday Evening – Ensembles and Advanced/ Open Strings/ Advanced Online piano recital adjudication

Sunday 17th March PM  Premier Competitions

Sunday 24th March PM  Festival 2024 Concert

Our  2024 Adjudicators!  …. Shirley Henderson… Graham Dickie…. Lewis Barclay…. Charlie McKerron…. Steph Christie…. Mark Reynolds…. Ian Sharp….Peter Evans…. Gillian Jack

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.   To see general details of our 2024 SYLLABUS  click HERE


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. Who will it be in 2024?


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


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.

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


Molly Sinclair, Winner Intermediate Strings

Martha Potts – Overall Winner Brass 2022