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  1. Closing date for entries is Monday October 23rd 2023.  Late applications will not be accepted.  Validity of an entry is the responsibility of the entrant.  A separate entry form must be completed for each competition.  In the event of insufficient number of entries, the Festival Committee reserves the right to cancel that competition.

  2. Participation in the Festival implies acceptance of all rules and regulations.

  3. All entries must be completed online on the official entry form for each competition.

  4. In accordance with copyright guidelines, Original Sheet Music must be presented on the day of the competition.  The Festival Committee will not accept any responsibility for any action taken later in this regard. A Copy of the music should also be provided on the day for the Adjudicator.

  5. The Festival Committee reserves the right to refuse an invalid or any entry, change Adjudicators, dates etc.if deemed necessary prior to the festival. 

  6. The Festival Committee wishes to advise that the responsibility for the welfare of underage competitors remains with the Parent/Guardian/Teacher while attending the festival.

  7. The decision of the Adjudicator is final and no communication will be entered into regarding their decision. 

  8. Irrespective of the number of entries, if in the opinion of the Adjudicator, a sufficiently high standard is not met in any class, Trophies and Medals may be withheld.

  9. There is no longer an Official Accompanist at Kilcoole Music Festival.  In relevant competitions competitors need to provide their own accompanist. There will be no rehearsal facilities on the day at this venue.

  10. Competitors must be under the stated age on December 31st 2023.

  11. The Festival Committee reserves the right to photograph or record any performance without payment.  All material will be used for promotional purposes only. 

  12. All Teachers/Guardians/Choir Directors should ensure that they have informed consent from Parents/Guardians in this regard.

  13. The Pat Byrne Memorial Cup is confined to competitors residing in Kilquade Parish.  

  14. Choirs must not exceed 60 people.

  15. Where appropriate competitors must bring their own music stands.

  16. Competitors are responsible for the tuning of their own instrument where applicable.

  17. All Trophies won in 2019 should be engraved and returned immediately to: Unit 3, Whitethorn Center, Main Street, Kilcoole, A63 RP02. A Penalty may be charged for unreturned Trophies at the discretion of the Festival Committee.

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