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Guild cancelled for second year in a row

Organisers say there is too much uncertainty around pandemic

The Manx Music, Speech and Dance Festival has been cancelled for the second year in a row.

The guild had been scheduled to take place between 24 April and 1 May, but organisers say there is too much uncertainty surrounding Covid-19.

In a post on social media they explain adjudicators may be unable to travel from off island, and say competitors and teachers need clarity to 'avoid preparing in vain':

CANCELLATION OF THE MANX MUSIC, SPEECH & DANCE FESTIVAL Sadly, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this...

Posted by Manx Music Festival on Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Organisers hope the festival will return in 2022, pandemic permitting.