The festival is lucky enough to have a team of photographic students coordinated by a professional photographer. They aim to cover as many of the competitions as possible throughout the festival weekend. We recognize that prize-winners in particular may wish to have a picture of their moment of success, although it is not possible for us to capture every successful student over the festival weekend.
We make all our photos available online where people can download the images digitally. All photographs are available free of charge. A password for each competition is sent to each school/competitor who takes part in that particular competition. This gives only competitors access to the photographs.
To this end, the festival has a dropbox and in the weeks following the festival each year we upload and edit all the photography from the weekend. All schools and competitors are then emailed the link to this box as soon as it is ready. This gives everyone direct access to all pictures and the ability to download any images they would like. Please try to be patient, it may take a number of weeks for us to edit and upload all the photos onto the dropbox. We will let you know as soon as the pictures are available.
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.