‘New blood’ required to breathe life into Inverness Music Festival

Issued on behalf of Inverness Music Festival

Inverness Festival organisers are inviting anyone with a love for music to find out how they can get involved in keeping the festival alive.

People interested in supporting the Festival are invited to an informal get together with committee members in the café area of the Spectrum Centre, Farraline Park, Inverness on Tuesday 14 June at 7pm.

A variety of opportunities are open to new recruits including: administrative support; organising events; and arranging adjudicators. Many of these roles could be carried out from home and no special knowledge is required.

Interim Chair of Inverness Music Festival Roddy Balfour said: “If the festival is to survive, it requires the injection of new blood on to the organisation.

“The festival itself is a long-established and popular event attracting participants to a wide variety of competitions ranging from bagpiping and Scottish country dancing to classical and modern music – both vocal and instrumental.

“Many of the present committee have served for a long number of years giving tirelessly of their time in order to keep the festival alive, but the passage of time is now beginning to take its toll and, while we have a functioning and keen committee in place, none of us can continue indefinitely.

“I urge anyone with a love and interest in music, especially family or friends of competitors to consider joining us to keep Inverness Music Festival alive.”

No special knowledge is required, but enthusiasm and willingness to help are more important. For further information please email: office@invernessmusicfestival.org or phone 01463 716616.

31 May 2016