Terms & Conditions

The “Wales Harp Festival” is organised by Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias (CGWM) which is a Company Limited by Guarantee (Company Number 3339969) and a Registered Charity (Charity Number 1084271). Our address is: CGWM, Galeri, Doc Victoria, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, LL55 1SQ.


Please note that we do not offer refunds for our competitions or workshops once we have received your application.

Rules for Competitors

(a) All competitions are open to harpists of any nationality.

(b) There is no lower “cut off” age for any of the competitions i.e. a competitor is free to enter several classes, provided he / she is not over the upper age limit stated on the website on 1st September 2017.

(c) Harpists may compete in more than one category.

(d) The decisions of the jury are final and binding, and cannot be challenged. The competition organisers reserve the right not to award prizes if the standard is not sufficiently high in the opinion of a majority of the members of the jury.

(e) Before the Festival commences, competitors’ names will be drawn by an independent panel to decide on the order of performance. This order will then be followed at every stage.

(f) Competitors are encouraged to bring their own harps wherever possible. Competitors from abroad may apply for the loan of an instrument. The organisers will make every attempt to satisfy the request specified on the application form, but cannot guarantee that it will be possible to provide the exact make and style of the harp requested. An early application is highly desirable.

(g) Chief Musician Competition only: a recent recording ( 5 – 10 minutes duration) of the competitor’s own choice of music must be sent with the application. You may send your recording to us via email – either as an attachment (15mb limit) or as a link to your files, such as Dropbox, GoogleDrive, SoundCloud, etc. The requested recording is part of a detailed application that is accepted as normal for competitions of this level. A formal invitation will be sent.

(h) The deadline for receiving entries is February 19th 2018, however late applications may be sent.

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We do not warrant the completeness or accuracy of the information published on this website; nor do we commit to ensuring that the website remains available or that the material on the website is kept up-to-date.

We will not be liable to you in respect of any losses arising out of any event or events beyond our reasonable control.

Our website includes hyperlinks to other websites owned and operated by third parties. These links are not recommendations. We have no control over the contents of third party websites, and we accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

From time to time we may run competitions or other promotions on our website. These will be subject to separate terms and conditions.

We may revise these terms of use from time-to-time. Revised terms of use will apply to the use of our website from the date of the publication of the revised terms of use on our website. Please check this page regularly to ensure you are familiar with the current version.

These terms of use, together with our privacy policy, constitute the entire agreement between you and us in relation to your use of our website.

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