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2013 Period 'A' Festival - Feedback

Fife Festival of Music welcomes feedback, and if you experienced the Festival in any capacity, you are inivited to comment on your experience by sending us an This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Here's a sample of some of the comments we have already received.

"Fife Festival of Music has been such a good part of our children’s experience as they have grown up. Thank you all."

"Congratulations to the FFoM team for a great festival this year. My family and pupils had a really good experience, encouraged by some very fine adjudicators."

"For every one of my 54 pupils participating, it was a happy, positive and enjoyable experience."

"Thank you for the Festival and for a really enjoyable week."

"Congratulations on some bold changes. It was good to have fewer but bigger classes. We’re proud to be able to be part of it."

2013 Period 'A' Festival - Final Evening

The 2013 Period 'A' Festival concluded on Friday 8th February with the Young Singers Recital and the Young Musician 2013 classes. All the competitors from the two classes and both adjudicators are pictured below. To find out more visit the Results 2013 page.

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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 2013 has spread 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 will be on Sunday 24th November in Dunfermline when a fun-filled family music making afternoon will be held at the new Dunfermline High School. Look out for publicity leaflets. There will be 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 will be a quiz, face painting and free balloons, 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. For 2013, Fife Festival of Music has a major sponsor in the Mary Leishman Foundation and is very grateful for that support. Support is always sought and the Festival is on the lookout for 2014 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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