Fife Festival of Music

Changing Times

Changing Times

FFoM - changes in 2013...for 2014...and the future. Keeping music making alive in the 21st century!

Fife Festival of Music is spread across Fife - in Kirkcaldy, Dunfermline and Cupar/St Andrews, and for the first time in 2013 spread itself across the whole year! Following a highly successful ‘A’ period in January/February featuring the regular competitive and non-comp events, four workshops for younger instrumental musicians – wind, brass, strings and percussion - were held in May (period 'B'). These, too, were highly successful with over 250 participants in the week. The Festival’s final appearance for 2013 was in November in Dunfermline when a fun-filled family music making afternoon took place in the new Dunfermline High School. There were workshops on samba, ukulele, drum kit, singing and music making for tots plus performances from local groups as well as an exciting recital by the famous ‘Travelling by Tuba’. There was also a quiz, face painting and free balloons and stickers – and lots of fun!

The relaunch of the Festival in three sections has been supported by a forward-looking Committee with tasks undertaken by the Executive and Subgroups - on Music and developments, on website and media and, with renewed work, on sponsorship and fundraising. External volunteer consultants have assisted greatly and their input is warmly acknowledged.

Financing the Festival continues to be a major challenge. Renewed efforts are in hand to find the necessary funds to continue the work, and previous methods will continue to be used – Friends’ support, Class Sponsors, Donors, Advertisers etc. Support is always sought and the Festival is always on the lookout for donors and sponsors.

Fife Festival of Music has been an important part of music making for 33 years and will continue to help celebrate the joy of music for years to come.



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