Lochaber Music Festival
The 44th annual Lochaber Music Festival will take place from
Friday 16th - Thursday 22nd March 2018
The 2018 Syllabus is shown by clicking the links on the left.

Dear Friends

It is with great pleasure and privilege that I present this foreword  for the 2018 Syllabus of the Lochaber Music Festival which runs from Friday 16th March to Thursday 22nd March 2018.  As you are reading this Syllabus, perhaps you could share it with anyone you know who might be interested in participating or coming along to hear the performances.  

The Music Festival seeks to encourage participation in the Arts at all levels.   We would very much welcome the participation of individuals, music making groups and country dancing groups in Lochaber and beyond.

Please  study the Syllabus and the rules carefully.  It is very important that you note the closing date for entries which is 26th  January 2018.   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. If there are any queries, please pass these to: secretary@lochabermusicfestival.co.uk or telephone 01687450289.

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.  Details are given in the Syllabus and we would urge those of you who have developed their talents, to consider entering.

Sincere thanks go to the teachers, tutors and all the competitors for your hard work, and to the general public for your support.  My thanks also go to our Membership Secretary, Treasurer and the Committee for their dedication.

Finally, if you have not already done so, could I encourage you to join or renew your membership of the Association, or consider becoming a patron.  The Festival is dependent on the generosity of its supporters to remain viable so please complete the form at the front of this Syllabus and send it to our Membership Secretary with your contribution.  Members and patrons receive a complimentary programme and a ticket which gives entry to all the competitions.  Membership renewal for 2017 – 2018 (including the coming Festival) was due on 1st April.

With very best wishes for 2018.


Lilian Macdonald