Lochaber Music Festival
The 46th annual Lochaber Music Festival will take place from
Friday 13th - Thursday 19th March 2020
The 2020 Syllabus is shown by clicking the links on the left.

Dear Friends,

Welcome to Lochaber Music Festival 2020.  I am delighted to present the syllabus to you.  Please do share it with anyone you know who might be interested in participating or coming along to hear the performances.  We welcome the participation of individuals, music making groups and country dancing groups in Lochaber and beyond.

The most exciting festival news this year is that we have a new Honorary Secretary!  Mrs Louise Pescod has generously taken on the role, which we hope she will enjoy.  For approximately the last 10 years, the chairperson has had to cover the secretarial duties also, so this will have a positive impact for all of the team.  We are also delighted to welcome Mrs Emma Sessions onto the committee.

Within the syllabus, you will find all of the information you will require in order to enter the classes.  Please study the rules carefully.  It is very important that you note the closing date for entries, which is Friday 7th February 2020.  The Programme must be prepared immediately after the closing date, and we would be grateful if you could submit your entries, preferably using the electronic entry form, as early as possible.  

The Young Musician of the Year competition, sponsored by Lochaber Rotary Club, is separate from the festival itself, but is run at the same time – please consider entering where your talent allows!

We are always grateful to those of you who decide to become members or patrons of Lochaber Music Festival, many of you giving financial support year on year.  If you are not already a member, why not join now?  You will receive a programme and season ticket (valid for all competitions) through the post, and we will send you the syllabus automatically next year.  That form can be found here in the syllabus, too.

I look forward to receiving all of your entries soon – and to welcoming you to the festival in March!  Thank you ALL for your continued support.


Yours sincerely,

Catherine I. Cameron