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The first Cornwall Music Festival was held in May 1910 and organised by Lady Mary Trefusis. 

It is a competitive festival for people of all ages and abilities.   Since then the Festival has grown to include all types of music, vocal and instrumental, as well as verse speaking in English and Cornish.

Cornwall Music Festival provides a platform for many talented amateur musicians and verse speakers of all ages and abilities. It gives the stimulus of preparing for a public occasion and an opportunity to listen and learn from the performances of others.

As important is the constructive criticism, help and advice given by experienced adjudicators, which helps the competitors improve their respective skills.  The Festival is held in March each year.  In Festival week classes run from 9.30am to 9.30pm, with morning, afternoon and evening sessions.  The Festival is run entirely on a voluntary basis and depends on the generous financial support of all our Friends, Subscribers and Donors.

A gala concert takes place at the end of the week, on the Saturday at 7pm, celebrating the highlights of the week’s performances.  This Festival is affiliated to The British and International Federation of Festivals for Music, Dance and Speech.