Interschools Music Festival 2022

We are in the process of planning for a festival on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th March 2022. Despite difficulties within music departments it is our hope to see as many as possible returning to enjoy performing again.  Unfortunately we will not be able to run the Primary school competitions for one year but happily all Secondary school competitions will take place. This year we will have a new Percussion competition at two levels – U15 & O15 so we look forward to seeing lots of new competitors in that field of music. 

Looking forward to seeing you all for Festival 2022. The online application process will open from 1st to 31st Jan. 


The Interschools Music Festival is a musical event for primary and secondary level students. It aims to give pupils the opportunity to perform, representing their schools within a musical forum. The competitions cover a range of musical genres including classical, rock and traditional.

Each year the festival takes place in Wesley College, Ballinteer over two days in early March. The festival provides a platform for young performers where they gain confidence and experience in front of an encouraging and sympathetic audience. 

Though noted for its friendly and relaxed atmosphere, standards are high and the festival provides a perfect testing ground for examinations, other feiseanna and public appearances. We encourage families of all ages to attend to support their young people and to enjoy the music.

Interschools Music Festival Committee




This year will be the 38th annual Inter Schools Music Festival. The brainchild of Frank Hughes,(former head of Music in Wesley College) the festival has grown from small beginnings to a large full weekend event. Click below to find out more.

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Wesley College

Wesley College is the home of the Interschools Music Festival. The school has hosted and run the Music Festival each year since its inception.  Click below for information on Wesley College.

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Competition Details Page

Please click below to find a full list of the competitions available.

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