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The Festival Book & Films, Scotland 2010

We have produced a Festival Book and 2 Films to share our Scotland 2010 experience with participants, teachers, partners and future partners and supporters. The film above is the shorter 3 minute edit, which takes us on a whistle-stop tour through the second week of the festival in Shetland, Stornoway, Banchory and Inverness. If you'd like to download a copy of the book, please click on the link below. If you'd like to get involved in the work of the Festival in future and would like to receive a copy of the book and full length film in the post, please send an email to us at:


Browse the Festival Book above, or if you'd prefer to download it as a PDF, click on the link below.

Festival Book, Scotland 2010 [PDF - 2MB]

About Love Music Festival

Love Music Festival is a new landmark festival of live music for young people (age 4-18), presenting a culturally diverse programme of internationally renowned musicians. The heart of the festival is a touring programme of music performances and learning events, presenting outstanding musicians of the highest calibre, alongside excellence and innovation in the interpretation and presentation of live music for young audiences.

The Touring Programme

The festival programme was designed to present to a very wide age group, spanning the educational spectrum from pre-school to senior secondary school students. The festival performance diary included four individually programmed days of performances and events designed for four different age groups. We presented eleven international groups and soloists. Interactivive foyer and workshop events completed the unique Love Music Festival experience.

The Learning Programme

Love Music Festival has been curated to excite and engage young listeners and to facilitate learning in the classroom. In 2010 we provided an extensive preparatory workshop programme devised and delivered by a team of outstanding music animateurs. The learning programme was designed to encourage curiosity and musical experimentation, helping young people to explore the diversity and range of music and cultures presented during the festival.

Comprised of creative classroom music projects, composition projects, internet and digital music projects, experiments with sonic art and teaching resources, these projects are intended to inform and excite our young audiences, and to provide excellent resources for school students and teachers. The learning programme provides children with the richest possible experience.

The Participation Programme – Live and Interactive Media

This website and the Glow schools' intranet enables students, teachers and festival coordinators to exchange ideas, opinions and information in the lead up to and during the performances. Together with a series of creative workshops in the schools and sound installations in the venues, this gave students the opportunity to interact with sound and music by creating their own compositions and sharing them with their peers. These interactive elements of Love Music Festival gave the participants a voice, creating a dialogue between the educators, performers, and students. The website provides a portal for remote learning, downloads, listening, skill sharing and networking groups of students, performers and teachers.


Love Music Festival provided an injection of exceptional musical diversity and artistic excellence to complement the more familiar musical genres and styles that are widely available to young people, namely pop/contemporary music, classical and some traditional musics. We produced a festival that broadened the range of music made available to young people, deepened their understanding of music from other cultures, and opened up new possibilities for children to engage with international artists and their work.

Key Objectives

1. Increase Diversity – through the presentation of artists from across the world; from Canada and the USA; Central and Eastern Europe; from Asia; and Central and West Africa.
2. Encourage Musical Exploration in Education – by creating multiple access points for each performance, tailored to age groups and abilities, and linked closely to curriculum based learning.