The Highlands and Islands Music and Dance Festival which is to be held in Oban over the period 4th to 6th May now enters its 35th year and the event goes from strength to strength with over 1100 participants taking part this year across 125 competition classes.
The organising committee anticipate announcing new fringe events shortly.
The Rotary Club of Oban has been a long time supporter of the event and President Tommy McQuade is seen here at Connel Hall handing over a cheque tor £600 to long term treasurer, Margaret Farmer to assist with running costs.
Also in the picture is Isla Munro who runs the Sinclair School of Dance with some of her pupils."
The Rotary Club of Oban is pleased to support on an annual basis the Highlands and Islands Music and Dance Festival which goes from strength to strength.
The initial aims, from inception in 1984, were to encourage young talent to participate and develop the traditional arts of music and dance of the Highlands and Islands but the event has developed to include new special events and competitions and the 2017 festival now offers over 1100 participants in 125 competition classes in 11 disciplines including piping, accordion, fiddle, clarsach, piano, recorder, singing, woodwind and brass, highland dancing and choreography.
The festival ran from 28th April to 1st May, 2017.