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Welsh singing sensation wows ‘Down Under’

The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod’s International Voice of Musical Theatre 2018 winner, Mared Williams travels to the Australian coast for prestigious Gold Coast performance.

As part of her prize, 21-year-old Mared Williams from Llannefydd, North Wales, joined hundreds of exceptional artists in the Gold Coast Eisteddfod’s Musicale. The show is a rousing celebration of musical theatre and one of the highlights of the seven-week long Australian festival of dance and music.

After wowing audiences and adjudicators with her performance on the stage of the Royal International Pavilion this July, Mared travelled over 10,000 miles to the picturesque Gold Coast for a once in a lifetime performance.

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From North Wales to the Gold Coast for local performer

A local performer from Llannefydd, North Wales, who was named the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod’s 2018 International Voice of Musical Theatre is gearing up to perform on Australia’s Gold Coast on Sunday 21st October.

As part of her prize, 21-year-old Mared Williams will join hundreds of exceptional performers in the Gold Coast Eisteddfod’s Musicale. The show is a rousing celebration of musical theatre and one of the highlights of the seven-week long Australian festival of dance and music.

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From Llangollen Pavilion to Major Record Deal

Local singer, Elan Catrin Parry, is singing the praises of Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod for landing her a major record deal with the same label as Katherine Jenkins and is urging other aspiring performers to enter this year’s competition.

The talented 16 year-old from Wrexham competed in the finals two years ago at the Llangollen Eisteddfod, and along with top marks from festival judges, scored herself an audition with British record label, Decca.

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North Wales Charities Acknowledged at National Awards

ScottishPower Foundation announces winners of its annual ceremony

Two charities from North Wales have taken home a share of a £30,000 award fund after being announced as runners-up at the ScottishPower Foundation Awards last week. Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod was runner-up in the Community Impact and Engagement category, while Bangor University’s Reaching Wider partnership was runner-up in the Education Award. (more…)

Llangollen Eisteddfod calls for group applications during International Day of Peace

To celebrate International Day of Peace (Friday, September 21st 2018) the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is encouraging contestants from across the globe to play their small part in contributing towards world peace by participating in the forthcoming 2019 festival, from 2nd – 7th July.

Each year, the International Day of Peace, whose history is deeply connected to the long-standing traditions adopted by the Llangollen Eisteddfod, is observed around the world as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace amongst all nations.

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First English win for Children’s Choir of the World

The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod has welcomed back Cantabile Hereford Cathedral School choir conductor, Jo Williamson to collect their prestigious Children’s Choir of the World trophy.

After leaving the festival last month without realising their victory, the winning choir now has their trophy at last. The joint win with the British Columbia Girls’ Choir from Canada, both with scores of 89.7 meant that they also, were to receive the highly regarded Owen Davies prize.

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True friendship travels the world

International Eisteddfod Celebrates International Friendship Day

This International Friendship Day, the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is honoring relationships that have been established over the past 70 years since it began, highlighting the importance of friendship by celebrating the 800 volunteers who provide crucial support throughout the week-long event. Every year the small Welsh town of Llangollen comes alive with its annual festival of music, folklore and dance, welcoming up to 50,000 visitors and 4,000 performers from all over the world.

International Friendship Day (July 30th) established by the UN aims for more people to make and celebrate friendship throughout the world, this ultimately leads to less chance of injustice, war, poverty and much more.

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National University Singapore Choir Crowned Choir of the World

2018 International Eisteddfod concludes with an exciting battle for prestigious titles of ‘Choir of the World’ and ‘Dance Champions of the World’ – and an edgy Baroque performance from special guests, Red Priest.

The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod 2018 [SATURDAY 7TH JULY] reached its exciting climax, as two international groups won the highest accolades of the festival’s dance and choral competitions.

After a thrilling final, National University Singapore Choir from Singapore were named Choir of the World, while Al-lzhar High School Pondok Labu dance group from Indonesia were crowned Dance Champions of the World.

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