Maidstone Music Festival – 2018 – 24th-25th November

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Accordions at Maidstone Music Festival

Maidstone Music Festival is a beautifully-run Music festival in the heart of Kent and one of the few that includes an accordion and related instruments category. For this reason amongst many, it should be supported by the accordion scene in the UK.  There are solo, duet and ensemble categories and the festival organisers’ enthusiasm for the instrument is undiminished even though last year they had to pull the category due to cancellation of some of the participants.  Let’s hope that that doesn’t happen this year.To top it all the festival organisers are very nice friendly people too and accordionists are always made most welcome so really deserve support.   So get registering. The last entry date is October 8th 2018 and the festival will take place on the 24th and 25th November 2018.  Details are set out below.  Click on the syllabus for more details or log onto the festival website to download forms.


Please contact Sue Greenham (Chair)

Maidstone Music Festival, Gunning House, 60 Upper Fant Road, Maidstone ME16 8DN

Phone: 01622 750943

E-mail: info @

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Maidstone Music Festival 28th – 29th November, 2015 – Attention Accordionists

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Maidstone Music Festival is an adjudicative music festival, open to amateur performers of all ages and levels of ability.

It provides opportunities to perform individually to an audience, and to receive educative adjudication from highly qualified musicians.

All entrants are awarded a certificate, classified according to merit, and a personal written appraisal of their performance.

Maidstone Music Festival is open to amateur performers of all ages and levels of ability. Various classes are offered within the following categories:

  • Piano
  • Bowed strings
  • Plucked strings
  • Woodwind, brass, recorders
  • Accordions, concertinas, melodeons, harmonicas
  • Mixed instrumental ensembles
  • Solo versatility
  • Singing
  • Musical theatre
  • Folk music

Whilst most classes are competitive, there are also some non-competitive classes, including some for family ensembles, and professional musicians may take part in the ‘open’ classes.

Workshops and masterclasses will be given this year by Craig Ogden (guitar) and Paul Harris (wind).

28th – 29th November, 2015

Invicta Grammar School
Huntsman Lane
ME14 5DS

Accordion adjudicator: Romano Viazzani