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2014 Programme
The 2014 Festival programme is now available. This year we celebrate connections with Norway and Italy and the 80th birthday of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies as well as Scotland's Year of Homecoming. We're joined by the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and BBC Singers, the Trondheim Soloists, Sergei Leiferkus, Nicholas Daniel, Kate Valentine, the Fidelio Trio and Hugo Ticciati. For more details click here.

St Magnus International Festival 2014
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2014 is the Year of Homecoming.
If you've been part of the Festival over the years, we'd particularly like to hear from you. Why not come and join us or send us your reminiscences or pictures via email, Facebook or Twitter.

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Support the Festival.... We are always looking for sponsors and our 2014 supporters scheme for Friends, Patrons and Benefactors, featuring early booking, discount travel and other benefits, is now open. More...

St Magnus International Festival
is Orkney's midsummer celebration of the arts

Founded in 1977 by a group including Orkney's distinguished resident composer Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, the Festival has grown from small beginnings into one of Britain's most highly regarded and adventurous arts events.
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Alan Plater's
Orkney Trilogy

Picture: Murdo Macleod, Guardian
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Box Office Hours

6-10 May
10am - 5pm  Mon - Sat
12 May - 14 June
11am - 3pm  Mon - Sat
16-24 June
10am - 5pm 
25-26 June
10am - 3pm

Opens 6 May

Board Members sought
The Festival is seeking up to three members to join its Board. For more details...click here

If you would like to join the 250 volunteers who help to make the Festival happen; from providing host accommodation for members of the Orchestra, to working backstage; please forward your details to the Festival Office at the address below and we will contact you ahead of the Festival.

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Contact: St Magnus International Festival, 60 Victoria Street, Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1DN
info@stmagnusfestival.com  Telephone: +44 (0)1856 871445

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St Magnus Festival is a charity registered in Scotland.   Scottish Charity No SC011666   Company Number SC073825

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