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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

Royal Hall

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

 

Promenade Suite

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.   

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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. 

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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

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21st April - 29th April 2017

Tickets for events at the Festival are now available from https://www.villagaiety.com or by telephoning 600555

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Affiliated to the British and International Federation of Festivals for Music, Dance and Speech