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2018 Festival – thanks to everyone for a wonderful week of music!

For us it’s the quickest week of the year, but never one to forget. Our grateful thanks go to everyone who came to Islay to play or listen, who supported us with their time, money and goodwill. We couldn’t mount the Festival without you, and especially our appreciative and generous friends and audiences. Check our gallery page to bring the memories back!

We had our biggest audiences ever this year, demonstrating how popular our unique style of music-making has become, so don’t forget to put next year’s dates in your diary along with a reminder to book tickets early. To receive updates on Cantilena and details of when the 2019 tickets can be ordered, please go to our Subscribers page and add your email address. We only use your address to provide updates and news, and will keep your details private.

Please help to support us

Cantilena cannot survive on Box Office takings alone. We have a fantastic team of Friends on Islay under the direction of Rona Falconer who do sterling work raising money for us through raffles and Whisky Tastings, but we are starting to find that major funding, such as from Foundations and Charitable Trusts is becoming harder to achieve and so we appeal to you to consider giving us financial support by becoming Patrons, and donating small monthly amounts. These really do make a difference so please click on our Supporters page and follow the easy link. Thank you all again.