Tuning up for festival

0511040 SSFF fife festival music 'Primary pupil from Dunearn PS on stage at the Fife Festival of Music at the Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy
0511040 SSFF fife festival music 'Primary pupil from Dunearn PS on stage at the Fife Festival of Music at the Adam Smith Theatre, Kirkcaldy

MUSICIANS from across the Kingdom are tuning up for this year’s Fife Festival of Music.

And organisers hope the events, which kick off on Tuesday and run until February 12, will make for another exciting and memorable year.

School children, choirs, musicians and adult solo singers will all get the chance to compete during the festival, which is now in its 32nd year.

Events take place in a variety of venues across Fife, including the Adam Smith Theatre, St Bryce Kirk Centre in Kirkcaldy, Dunfermline’s Carnegie Hall and the Corn Exchange in Cupar.

Graeme Wilson, chairman of the festival, said: “I believe that every single person is affected by music - whether in an active or passive way.

“In its own small way, Fife Festival of Music aims to contribute to society, to offer stability and to provide opportunity - through music and performance.”

Mr Wilson added his thanks to all who are involved in the festival from the committee members and stewards to the supporters and of course to all those individuals and groups who take part in the events.

Music making

The Fife Festival of Music was founded in 1981 to support and develop music making in the community.

Those competing can win trophies which have been donated by a variety of firms, groups and individuals.

Organisers set it up to encourage musicians of all ages, in every kind of choral and instrumental activity, to perform in public.

From the infant class to the seasonal performer the highest standard of achievement are attained, giving pleasure and fulfilment to performers and audiences alike.

Audiences are welcome at all performances.

As it does every year, the festival will end with a closing concert at the Adam Smith Theatre.

This year’s concert will take place on Sunday, February 2 at 2.30 p.m. and will feature some of the outstanding performances of the fortnight.