Classes for Everyone

Whatever you play, whatever your standard, we have a class for you!

Click here to see all the trophies waiting to be won!

Young Musicians

The Haydn Wood is a music festival for young people up to the age of 21.

The Haydn Wood Trophy

There is lots of silverware to be won, but the most prestigious is the Haydn Wood Trophy!

Click here for all the trohpies waiting to be won!

Welcome to the Haydn Wood Music Festival

The Haydn Wood is an inclusive annual music festival located in the beautiful Colne Valley, Yorkshire, England. We aim to promote and encourage young musicians up to the age of 21, from all backgrounds and standards. The Festival is held every November, click here to view our plans for the year ahead.

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61st ANNUAL COMPETITION

19th and 20th NOVEMBER 2021

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Closing date for entries is 2nd October

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The Festival will be held as usual at

Linthwaite Methodist Church Centre, Stones Lane, Linthwaite, HD7 5PD

Covid-19

We are going ahead in person!

We are delighted to announce that the 2021 Festival will take place as a live event. 

Of course, due to the uncertainty of Covid-19 we are keeping a close eye on the government guidelines. Plans for online content and the winners concert will be announced as they are confirmed.

Dozens of Classes

From the Recital Class to the Pre-grade 1s, there is a class for you! All classes are competitive, with certificates and trophies to be won, and all competitors will receive a handwritten sheet, specially for them and written by the adjudicator, with professional tips and advice.

“The Haydn Wood is absolutely incredible – I’ve learnt so much through it and it’s been so fun!”

- Participant

“Fabulous adjudicator, great organisation, perfect location… This is one truly special music festival.”

- Parent

About Haydn Wood

1882 – 1959

Born in Slaithwate, within a few miles of where the festival is currently based, Haydn Wood was one of the leading English composers of his day. One of his most famous works, “Roses of Picardy”, written during World War 1, is known the world over for its sentimental beauty. The festival was formed in 1959 to commemorate his truly incredible life. 

19th and 20th November 2021

held at the Linthwaite Methodist Church Centre, stones Lane, Linthwaite, West Yorkshire.

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Closing date for entries is 2nd October