We welcome proposals from artists who are interested in taking part in future Festivals.


If you would like to take part in a future EMF, please download the Artist Application Form using the link below and send it to us by post, along with a copy of a recording (preferably a commercially recorded disc, but, if you are a young artist with no commercial recordings as yet, please send a sample disc). The form is an interactive PDF and so can be completed in any standard PDF viewer; or, if you prefer, it can be printed and filled in by hand. We regret we do not accept applications from prospective artists by email.


Please note that the EMF is booked up several years in advance, so we are currently taking bookings for a couple of years ahead. Please also note that the EMF is run on a shoestring budget, due to having no governmental / corporate support, so the fees that we are able to offer are, regrettably, modest. Please bear this in mind when citing your fee on the form.


Finally, as our name suggests, we only feature the work of British composers (or composers whose music could be considered “English music” in the broadest sense of the genre, or who are strongly associated with Britain and Ireland). We are also particularly interested in World Première performances, especially of works by composers of the late nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries, and bearing these parameters in mind when making your application will facilitate our being able to find a slot for you!







The 2021 May EMF is scheduled for the Spring Bank Holiday weekend (28 to 31 May) and will most certainly be going ahead as a “live” event if public gatherings are permitted. Due to the ongoing restrictions relating to COVID-19, the Festival will be rather different in format to our usual May Festivals, with more of an emphasis on chamber-music and song recitals. The full programme is available at this page.

Booking for the 2021 May Festival is now open to all — the online Box Office may be found here. Day and Full Festival Passes are available in addition to individual tickets to concerts and talks; and tickets can be held for collection at the Box Office or posted to you for a modest additional charge.

Tickets for the drinks reception and CD launch of EMR CD065, ‘Those Blue Remembered Hills’, which will take place as part of the 2021 May EMF, are now on sale to the general public. Please visit our online Box Office to book.

If you would like more details about our Friends’ Scheme, please follow this link to our ‘Friends’ Scheme’ page for a description of the tiers and their benefits, together with information about how to join.