The first Cornwall Music Festival was held in May 1910 and organised by Lady Mary Trefusis. It is a competitive festival for people of all ages and abilities. Since then the Festival has grown to include all types of music, vocal and instrumental, as well as verse speaking in English and Cornish.
The 2019 festival will run from 18th to the 23rd March 2019. The syllabus for the festival is published here.
Jan Edmondson CORNISH LANGUAGE
Hilary Keam CORNISH DIALECT
Cornwall Music Festival provides a platform for many talented amateur musicians and verse speakers of all ages and abilities. It gives the stimulus of preparing for a public occasion and an opportunity to listen and learn from the performances of others.
As important is the constructive criticism, help and advice given by experienced adjudicators, which helps the competitors improve their respective skills.
The Festival is held in March each year. In Festival week classes run from 9.30am to 9.30pm, with morning, afternoon and evening sessions.
The Festival is run entirely on a voluntary basis and depends on the generous financial support of all our Friends, Subscribers and Donors. In order to safeguard our future and help us to plan ahead with confidence, we invite you to support us using the Support Us button below.