Highlans and Islands Music and Dance Festival - Oban Rotary Club

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Highlans and Islands Music and Dance Festival

The Rotary Club of Oban has been a long term supporter of the annual Highlands and Islands Musical and Dance Festival which is now entering its 36th year with a record number of entrants this year coming from far and wide across a variety of disciplines.

President Iain is seen here handing  over a cheque for £600 towards costs to Festival Chairperson Breege Smyth with clarsach player Jessica Main also in attendance along with dancer Eilidh Mac Aulay and piper Kate MacPherson.

The Festival will run this year from the 3rd to the 6th of May.
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.
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