Affiliated to British and International Federation of Festivals


Honorary memberships

At our recent EGM we presented our former Chairperson, Doreen Jaap, with a 25+ years long service award on behalf of the British International Federation of Festivals. We also presented both Doreen and husband John with Honorary Memberships for the Perform in Dumfries (DDMFA) for their hard work and commitment over many, many years. We are sure you will join us in thanking them both for helping to build and sustain the festival - they will be missed!


At our recent AGM Doreen Japp our long standing chairperson and music secretary stepped down. Doreen has been actively involved in the festival for over 60 years as a performer, teacher and committee member. She has guided the association from a very rocky financial position to its currently healthy place. The new Chairperson is Jayne Riddet. We wish them both all the very best in their new roles.