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Kingfishers are usually seen in a flash of blue in flight. You’ll have a lot longer to enjoy The Kingfisher Chorale when it lands in Cuckfield for the Festival’s closing concert on Sunday 19th at 3.00pm.
The programme ranges from the Bruckner’s sacred motet “Locus iste” and John Rutter’s “Birthday madrigals” through Rachmaninov and Stanford to the Nat King Cole classic “Autumn leaves” and Ella Fitzgerald’s “They can’t take that away from me.” You certainly can’t take away the fact that it’s going to be a very enjoyable afternoon.

Cuckfield Music Festival


We have Harveys Symphonic Brass Ensemble who start this year’s programme on Saturday 11th at 7.30pm. It will be bold. It will be brassy. It will be baroque to the modern day including classical, show music and most definitely BIG band.

Spotlight on Sussex Festivals

Arundel Festival

The annual Arundel Festival of the Arts, now in its 44th year, celebrates the full range of the arts in their historic town. From a music festival to family fun at Arundel Lido, dragon boats to duck racing, street food and street entertainment to markets and musical entertainment… There is something for everyone. During the Festival you can also enjoy the Arundel Gallery Trail, the Theatre Trail, and Shakespeare at the Castle.

The 2022 Arundel Festival runs from 19th to 29th August. (

You’ll find more Sussex Festivals
on our website. #cuckfieldmusicfest @cuckfieldmusicfest


On Monday 13th at 7.30pm we can forecast conditions more suited to Sussex than a hot wind blowing on the northern Mediterranean coast. Our Sirocco comprises two highly talented musicians Toril Azzalini-Machecler and Isaac Harari (both BBC Young Musician finalists). It will be a journey of rich tones and rhythms, introducing us to instruments such as the marimba, the riq and the darbuka.

If you don’t know them, come and discover them!


Cuckfield MusicFest

Wondering what to buy Dad for Fathers’ Day this year – we have the ideal solution. Give him a treat two days in advance when Ansty Village Centre is the venue for The Band of Dads on Friday 17th June. Doors open at 8.00pm, there’s a band, a bar and an abundance of great music to enjoy! And all for £5.00. A great present at an inflation-busting price!


5 quick questions for you – and as we gear up to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee they all have a ‘royal’ connection – answers are below.
1. Who wrote “Crown Imperial” otherwise known as the Coronation March?
2. What was the first name of Rogers Nelson, the American singer-songwriter
who lived 1958 – 2016?
3. For which King did Handel write “Music for the Royal Fireworks?”
4. What musical instrument does the Queen play?
5. What is the name of the oldest music conservatoire in the UK, founded in 1822?



live music cuckfieldAs a not-for-profit organisation we want to use the revenues we raise each year to further the performance and enjoyment of music in the area. We want to encourage musicians of all ages and particularly schoolchildren and students at music colleges through the opportunity to experience performing on a ‘professional’ stage.

This year’s programme will do exactly this.

We have launched the CMF FRIENDS group which gives members the opportunity to contribute to our work and receive a number of ‘thank-you’s’ in return.

For just £25.00 a year you get 10% discount on tickets for the Festival and advance information on events and offers.

It’s easy to join, simply go to the website and click on the FRIENDS button or CLICK HERE. It really will make a big difference (and you’ll feel great about it too).


  1. William Walton
  2. Prince
  3. King George 2nd
  4. Piano
  5. The Royal Academy of Music


Adam Smith is General Manager at Ockenden Manor Hotel and Spa and is a great supporter of Cuckfield Music Festival. He has been at the Hotel, part of the Historic Sussex Hotels group, since December 2001. He agreed to be cast away to our mythical island with the following selection of discs:
1. Oxygene Jean-Michel-Jarre
2. Vogue – Madonna
3. Wuthering Heights – Kate Bush
4. I will survive- Gloria Gaynor
5. Clair de lune – Claude Debussy
6. Spem in Alium – Thomas Tallis
7. The Boy from Ipanema – Diana Krall
8. Miss Chatelaine – K D Lang