Manx Music, Speech and Dance Competitions
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 affectionately known on the Island.
THE WINNER OF THE COVETED CLEVELAND MEDAL CONTEST IS PAUL COSTAIN!
VERY WELL DONE, PAUL
What’s on at the Guild today?
SATURDAY 30TH APRIL 2016
09.00hrs F3 Folk Song (Yrs 4 to 8)
13.00hrs C5 Gaelic Choirs (Adult)
13.30 C4 Ladies Choirs
14.00 C3 Male Choirs
14.15 C1 Concert Class
18.00hrs Sheffield Plate
18.30hrs Vocal Duet Final
20.00hrs Best of the Festival Concert
09.00hrs M1 Boys Solo in Manx (Up to Yr10)
9.10 M2 Girls Solo in Manx (Up to Yr10)
9.30 M4 Manx Solo (Adult)
9.45 D6 Bible in Manx (Yrs 4 to 6)
10.00 D7 Bible in Manx (Yrs 7 to 10)
10.15 D43 Reading at Sight in Manx Gaelic (Yrs 7 to 10)
10.30 D8 Bible in Manx (Yr11 and Over)
11.00 D9c Contemporary Manx (Yr11 & over)
The full Programme is available from outlets around the Island or at the Villa Marina.
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 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 Guild is sponsored by Dandara Ltd.
The Festival is held annually in April at the Villa Marina on Douglas promenade. To see the range and size of competitions check out our results section.
Countdown to Festival
Tickets for events at the Festival are now available from https://www.villagaiety.com or by telephoning 600555
Afﬁliated to the British and International Federation of Festivals for Music, Dance and Speech