Music eisteddfod turns 40

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on June 6, 2019

THERE is less than a week to go until the Albany Music Eisteddfod begins and musicians of all ages and skill levels are tuning up to showcase the best of their talents.

The event celebrates four decades this year and in recognition, has had a bit of a facelift.

The Eisteddfod will this year be performed at Wesley Uniting Church from June 11 to 14 and audience entry is by gold coin donation.

Albany Eisteddfod Committee President Elizabeth Burns said a special primary school choir session would be held at the Free Reformed Church on June 15, and that the winner concert would be at the Albany Entertainment Centre on June 14.

“There is so much fantastic local talent in this region which deserves to be celebrated,” she said.

“We really want to make this event more accessible to the community, so that’s why for 2019, we have moved the event to Wesley Church and decided to make entry for audience members by gold coin donation.”

Ms Burns encouraged everyone to come along to the performances.

“It’s a great atmosphere and local artists have worked hard to perfect their performance which deserves to be appreciated by an audience,” she said.

“It’s particularly special for younger performers who are just starting out – they get the opportunity to come and watch students who are a bit further along in their musical career and be inspired by that.”

Visit for more information on session times.

Tickets for the winners concert at the AEC can be purchased online or via the AEC box office.