Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd March 2019

The application process is now closed so no further applications can be made. The schedule for the festival this year is available by clicking the link at the bottom of this page or on the download tab. A more detailed version will be uploaded over the coming days. We look forward to seeing you all on the 1st & 2nd Mar.

The Interschools Music Festival first opened it's doors in 1976, welcoming four schools into Wesley College to perform.Over one hundred schools now compete in the festival each year with in excess of three thousand students taking part. The festival was set up to give pupils the opportunity to perform, representing their schools within a musical forum. Today, over forty years on, the Interschools Music Festival still aims to facilitate this for all schools throughout the country.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.


Admission & Festival Services


  • €5 per person incl programme
  • Primary school children are free
  • The programme grants free entry to the festival on Saturday.

Services Available

  • Coffee Shop
  • Main meals available in school canteen on Saturday.
  • Admin desk for all information
  • The festival cannot photocopy music for competitors in any circumstances

2019 Festival Schedule

This is the timetable for the festival 2019. It gives the starting times of all competitions in this year's festival and their location. It is not a list of competitor names. We will have the more comprehensive listing uploaded very shortly

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The festival is located in Wesley College, Ballinteer, Dublin 16. Please click below for direction and parking details.

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