As Killin Music Festival gears up for June 2022, the packed lineup will now also feature a new ‘Col Charles Stewart Competition’ to help recognise and honour the rich tapestry of musical and cultural heritage in the local area.
The competition accepts all forms of performance art which celebrate the local area of Killin, Perthshire. Entries should be in some way linked to the local area, paying particular attention to Col. Charles Stewart’s Killin Collection, first published in 1884. All locally made, beloved and celebrated music will also be accepted in the competition.
You can find a digital copy of the Killin Collection on the National Library of Scotland’s website; https://digital.nls.uk/special-collections-of-printed-music/archive/102743214. ;
Some entrants will be invited to perform their entry at the festival’s Community Stage on Sunday 19 June 2022. Local judges will select a winner from the entrants which best exemplifies a love heritage and performance, and the winner will receive the Col Charles Stewart Quaich as prize.
Local heritage photographs will be displayed at the venue to help encourage craic amongst friends.
Community events co-ordinator Morvyn Menzies said, “We look forward to celebrating Killin and Perthshire’s musical heritage and watching it thrive amongst locals and visitors at the festival.”
Entries should be submitted by noon on Friday 10 June 2022 via the Killin Music Fest website https://killinmusicfestival.com