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TRADITIONAL MUSIC

FESTIVAL 2020 - PLAN B MORE GREAT NEWS. ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE WITH OUR ADJUDICATOR MARIE FIELDING FOR THIS YEAR’S TRADITIONAL MUSIC CLASSES.   Entry deadline is 30th AprilVideo submissions should be made by 15th May. Entrants should submit pre-recorded videos of their performances to the festival which will be sent on for adjudication.  Live adjudications will be provided at set times during festival week.  Performers will be advised of their adjudication times when the final timetable is drawn up.  The provisional dates for this are Thursday 4th or Friday 5th June, but we cannot confirm this until entries close and arrangements completed. Sadly, we cannot provide Kawai pianos this year for live performances.  Please perform on whatever instrument you...

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2020 Festival Plan B: We are delighted and excited to be in a position to begin to roll out plans for our alternative festival

Speech & Drama We are pleased to confirm that arrangements have been made with our adjudicator Therese Williams for this year’s Drama classes.   Entrants should submit pre-recorded videos of their performances to the festival which will be sent on for adjudication.  Live adjudications will be provided at set times throughout the day on Monday1st June, using Zoom software.  Performers will be advised of their adjudication times when the final timetable is drawn up.   Adjudication sheets will be sent out by email, and Certificates will be forwarded in hard copy the week after the festival.   Video recordings made on mobile phones are adequate and if the file size is too big for email the recordings can be submitted to the...

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Sunhoney Recorder Prize

Hello everyone! Sorry we have been a bit quiet on the blog lately but do not worry, preparations are well underway for this year’s festival and our syllabus is now available in printed version (by contacting the festival) and on our website. Remember that your entries need to be in by no later than Mach 22nd. Those of you who have had time to look through the syllabus may have noticed some new things for the festival this year, one of which is the new “Sunhoney” Prize for Recorder players of age 12 and under. If you don’t already know, Sunhoney is the name of the Haston family publishing firm who, amongst other things, published two key collections which have...

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15 February - Kirst Syme

 I am sure we can all agree that Aberdeen’s Festival of Music, Speech and Drama is a fantastic week. The festival showcases some of the most talented individuals and groups in the North East, as well as allowing performers to develop skills and confidence by gaining a professional adjudication. It is with our belief in the value of the performing arts that we are continually looking for ways to allow our community to engage with the festival year-round.   This year we have decided to offer a mini, monthly concert at Mannofield Church in order to provide a platform for a range of performers from across the city. These concerts, funded by sponsorship from the Co-op Community Fund, will allow...

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