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 NEXT MANX MUSIC FESTIVAL, OUR 125TH, WILL TAKE PLACE FROM 21ST TO 29TH APRIL 2017
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
Congratulations to the winners of trophies for 2016. Please ensure that you return your trophy clean, engraved and in good condition to Peter Norris Music, Bucks Road, Douglas by Saturday, 1st April 2017. Thank you.
Afﬁliated to the British and International Federation of Festivals for Music, Dance and Speech