Welcome to the official home page of the Manx Music Festival (The Manx Competitive Music, Speech and Dance Festival to give it its full name) or "The Guild" as it is still affectionately known on the Island. The derivation of that name can be found in the information section.
The Isle of Man has very strong musical traditions and since 1892, when it was formed, The Guild, through its competitive nature, has provided motivation to improve, initially for choirs, followed by solo singing and later to a wide range of music, spoken word and dance. The climax of the Festival occurs on the final Saturday evening with the competition for the Cleveland, Ohio (USA) Manx Society's Gold Medal, donated annually by this organisation and competed for by the winners of six Special Solo classes held during the week. The Festival is a member of the British and International Federation of Festivals.
The Festival is held annually in April at the recently refurbished Villa Marina on Douglas promenade. To see the range and size of competitions check out our results section.
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Closing Date 8th February 2014
2014 Entry Form can be downloaded here.