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Not to gain a prize or defeat a rival, but to pace one another on the road to excellence


Not to gain a prize or defeat a rival, but to pace one another on the road to excellence

Welcome to the 2015 website. We hope you will agree that there is something here for everyone: as you will see, there are several new classes this year, including Non-Competitive Classes. These are aimed at encouraging performers who may not wish to compete with others, but would enjoy the opportunity to play for an appreciative audience alongside others of similar age or ability.

The Festival is now in its 92nd year, and we in the Festival Association look forward to many more successful festivals. The festival can only build on this long-standing success thanks to the enthusiastic participation of all concerned: performers, teachers, audience members and of course our volunteers. Without the year-round support of this dedicated team of volunteers who give so willingly of their time to ensure the efficient running of the Festival, there would be no festival. So I would like to express my grateful appreciation to them for all their hard work.

We hope very much that you will find classes which appeal to you as a participant or as a member of the audience and that you will find your experience enjoyable and rewarding. You can enter the Festival classes online or by post by Monday 23rd March, so go ahead and sign up - we look forward to a wide range of performances by participants of all ages.

Do come along to our Final Evening on Friday 5th June at 7.30pm in Holburn West Church, where you will hear some of the highly talented performers from the week’s programme of events. The Festival has seen very high standards of performance throughout its history, and we hope you will join us this year.

I look forward to seeing you all during the 2015 Festival.

June Maclean


Festival Dates for 2015 are;

Monday 1st June to Friday 5th June

Closing Date for entries is Monday 23rd of March

Deadline for Entries is Monday 23rd March 2015 and should be made online at Postal entries can be made using entry form in the centre of the syllabus (or by downloading and printing this pdf ), and sent to:

ANESMFA c/o 17 Kingswood Gardens, Kingswells, AB15 8PE.

Festival Contact


Phone: 07437962351