Established in 1911. Over one hundred years of music, speech, drama and dance.

A Platform for Performance

Glasgow Music Festival is an annual festival of music, speech, drama and dance first held in 1911. Each year around 7,000 performers take part in the two week festival which opens on the first Saturday in March. The next Festival will run from 2 March until 16 March 2019.


There are events for groups of almost any size and description, in addition to an extensive programme for solo performance. Performers have the opportunity to develop their skills through receiving advice and encouragement from a team of experienced professional adjudicators.


Entry Form

The 2018 Awards

Ailie Cullen Memorial Prize:                                                                  Ryan Corbett


Hugh S Roberton Memorial Trophy

with the  Glasgow Orpheus Choir Trust Award:                            Chun-Yi Kang               


Agnes Duncan Trophy

with the Soroptimist International Glasgow Branch Award:  Archie  Innes




This year we are introducing spreadsheet entry forms, compatible with Excel 2007 upwards,

for Sponsors with multiple entries.

Page 1 gives a few explanatory notes

Page 2 requires Sponsor details

Page 3 is for submitting entries

We hope this will make life easier for you, and ask you to use it, if you feel comfortable with it.

As this is very much a work in progress we hope you will give us feedback; any suggestions will be accepted most gratefully. If you have any queries, please ask!

Please use the contact form for a copy of the spreadsheet

When you return the completed form, please remember to post your cheque to:

Glasgow Music Festival

P O Box 7057


G44 9AU

Laura McEwan

Festival Secretary



The Official Festival Photographer

0191 413 5697

Email :


Please read the two privacy notices below

Privacy Notice Festival

Privacy Notice Association



The evening of Saturday 17 March saw the culmination of the 106th Glasgow Music Festival in a wonderful evening of music making in Renfield St Stephen’s Church, enjoyed by a large and appreciative audience.


Varied programmes of a very high standard were offered by those selected to perform and the most prestigious trophies and prizes of the festival were awarded.


Check our website for full details of this year’s results including the winners of the Hugh S Roberton Trophy and the Ailie Cullen Memorial Prize.


We look forward to seeing all participants, stewards and audiences at Festival 2019.

Glasgow Music Festival 2019


The 2019 Festival will run from Saturday 2nd March to Saturday 16th March 2019

Look out for the Syllabus in September and

note that the closing date for entries is Sunday 5th November 2018



Dear Member

Many thanks for your continuing support of Glasgow Music Festival through your membership of the Association.

Your contribution as a member of the association continues to support the funding of two awards which will be presented at the 2018 festival. These awards, each of £100, will be presented to the winners of the Woodwind and Brass Solos Premier Class (Friday 16 March at 12:05 in Renfield St Stephen’s Church) and the Vocal Solos Premier Class (Friday 16 March at 20:40 in Renfield St Stephen’s Church).

We are in the final stages of preparation for the launch of our 106th festival which will run from 3 – 17 March 2018.

The attached Festival Guide, detailing all classes and venues, can also be found on the Glasgow Music Festival website This includes details of our Events Nights; Band Nights I & II in GRCH on Sunday 11th & Monday 12th respectively, the Choral Evening in Wellington Church on Tuesday 13th and, on Saturday 17th in Renfield St Stephen’s Church, the Last Night of the Festival incorporating the Agnes Duncan, Hugh S Roberton and Ailie Cullen Memorial Prize competitions.

As an Association Member you are entitled to observe the work of the Association at selected Festival sessions. These are the sessions which will be held in Renfield St Stephen’s Church morning, afternoon and evening on Saturday 3rd, Thursday 8th, Friday 9th, Thursday 15th, Friday 16th and the morning & afternoon of Saturdays 10th & 17th March.
Please note that this facility is not available in GRCH, Wellington Church or on the evening of Saturday 17th March.

If you are able to visit us in Renfield St Stephen’s please identify yourself as an Association Member to the steward issuing admission tickets who will check the current member’s list and issue a pass. We look forward to welcoming many of our members to enjoy some first class music making over the period of the festival.

Best wishes

Dorothy Gunnee MBE
Membership Administrator
Glasgow Music Festival Association is a Scottish charity, Number SC008919
Glasgow Music Festival is a limited company, registered in Scotland, Number SC509953


Download an Entry Form

Download an entry form for the 2019 Festival by clicking the link below:

Entry Form for 2019 (Not yet available)

Closing date for entries:  Monday 5th November 2018.

Download the Glasgow Music Festival Syllabus

Everything you need to know about the festival in one comprehensive, printable document

Download PDF (4Mb)


The Festival covers a wide range of music including classical, folk, jazz, rock and traditional Scottish music. There are events for solo singers and instrumentalists in addition to a full programme for choirs, orchestras, bands and ensembles.


Scottish Country Dancing events are presented in association with the Glasgow Branch of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society.

Speech & Drama

Speech and Drama events feature mainly, but by no means exclusively, our younger performers. These events are held in The Royal Concert Hall from Sunday 10 March until Tuesday 12 March and Performers will demonstrate their skills in verse, prose, public speaking and drama.