Sylvia Howard
Sylvia HowardMusic Co-ordinator
Pippa Kirk
Pippa KirkMusic Co-ordinator

The Chinese philosopher Confucius said long ago that:

‘music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without’

Our Festival was founded 1901 and each year offers a platform for hundreds of amateur musicians, actors and dancers in and around the Lancashire area to perform in front of an audience and benefit from expert critical advice. One of the goals of regular practice on an instrument is so that you can perform in front of others. The more frequently you can get up and play for an audience the more confident and accomplished you will become. We are proud to create an opportunity for performers of all ages to play and sing in an atmosphere of appreciation and enjoyment.

For further information regarding our music section contact Pippa at