The Badenoch and Strathspey Music Festival Association (StrathFest), was founded over 60 years ago to promote the development and enjoyment of music and the performing arts, across all age groups within the area, and from further afield. It is run by a dedicated team of committed volunteers. The main festival and competitions take place in March, with fundraising and associated events throughout the year.
Annual General Meeting
The annual general meeting for Strathfest will take place on Tuesday 19th September at 8pm in the Duke of Gordon Hotel, and anyone interested in the future of the music festival is encouraged to attend.
Although it was not possible to run a festival week this year, the outstanding fundraising concert at Kingussie Parish Church at the end of June was testament to the breadth and depth of musical talent and enthusiasm in Badenoch and Strathspey, with performances from a host of professionals and from young people from primary and high schools across the area. The committee is hoping that anyone keen to see the music festival relaunch and develop in the years ahead will show their support at the AGM; after more than 60 years, it is essential that Strathfest continues as an outlet and platform for youth music-making in the Highlands.
• We aim to celebrate music and the performing arts through competitions and events within Badenoch and Strathspey area
• We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn and perform music
• We share these ambitions with like-minded associations and community groups in Badenoch and Strathspey