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The Llangollen Eisteddfod SENDS A Message of Peace to All

The Llangollen Eisteddfod is celebrating ten years of its Inclusion Project with the commission of a brand new performance piece, SEND A Message, on Wednesday 4th July.

The fully inclusive project, which promotes harmony and accessibility for all within the performing arts, celebrates its tenth year with a performance piece written by poet Aled Lewis Evans and composer Owain Llwyd.

Performed by children from St Christopher’s School in Wrexham, Ysgol Tir Morfa in Rhyl, Ysgol Plas Brondyffryn in Denbighshire, individuals from Derwen College in Oswestry and the Theatretrain Regional Choir in Mold, SEND A Message promotes the idea of spreading love and peace via music, song and dance and showcases a range of diverse talent from across Wales.

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Llanfest Full line-up Revealed

The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod has revealed the full star-studded outside stage line-up for this year’s Llanfest (Sunday 8th July, 2pm).

Multi-platinum English indie pop-legends, Kaiser Chiefs will be headlining on the main stage, supported by renowned pop rock band Hoosiers and nineties icons Toploader.

Llanfest is fast becoming a ‘music Mecca’ to see emerging bands on the outside stages during the day before the headliners take to the main stage in the evening. This year festival-goers will be able to enjoy three outdoor stages, jam-packed with rock, pop and indie music.

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International Eisteddfod preparations off to a flying start

The Welsh hills were brought alive with the sound of music last week, as members of the Froncysyllte Male Voice Choir demonstrated their vocal technique whilst swinging through the sky on Europe’s highest five seater swing.

Hoisted at over 80ft in the air, members aged between 60 – 80 years were put through their vocal paces, holding their notes, not breath, whilst reaching dizzying heights in preparation to sing under pressure at this year’s International Eisteddfod.

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BRITISH IRONWORKS SUPPORTS INTERNATIONAL EISTEDDFOD FOR SIXTH YEAR

An organisation that is known for its powerful stance against weapons, British Ironworks, is once again sponsoring the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod.

After winning the Rotary International Peace Prize hosted at the festival in 2017 and gaining international recognition for its Save a Life, Surrender Your Knife weapons amnesty project, the institution has created a special fixture especially for this year’s celebrations.

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Nominations for Rotary International Peace Award opens 

The Rotary International Peace Award, which recognises peace initiatives both in the UK and internationally, is now receiving entries from nominees until 4th June 2018

Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, is encouraging all community members to submit details of local individuals or organisations responsible for the furtherance of peace, for the chance to gain international recognition.

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Llangollen shares spotlight with the Gold Coast

Talent from across the globe is gearing up to compete in the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod’s 2018 International Voice of Musical Theatre, for the chance to tread the boards on Australia’s Gold Coast.

The winner of the prestigious title will join hundreds of international performers in the Gold Coast Eisteddfod’s Musicale. The concert Down Under is a celebration of musical theatre and one of the highlights of the seven-week long Australian festival of music and dance.

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Group Selections Celebrate the Marvellous Multiculturalism of the International Eisteddfod

 

 

 

Thousands of performers from 28 countries across six continents will bring the hills of the Dee Valley alive with international music and dance this summer, as they descend on the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in July.

Following an intense selection process, the International Eisteddfod’s team has curated a final line up of 84 vibrant, varied and talented international acts from hundreds of applicants who have been invited to perform in competitions at this year’s festival or appear in non-competitive showcases.

With tickets for the 2018 festival (3rd – 8th July 2018) selling fast, the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod has revealed 16 of the exciting groups that are set to perform on the iconic Royal International Pavilion stage this summer.

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International Eisteddfod and The Cavern COME TOGETHER

The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod announced today that the world’s most famous music club, The Cavern Club, will host its first ever pop-up stage at this year’s festival. The Liverpool-based music venue will be joining bands including the Kaiser Chiefs at the festival’s finale party, Llanfest, on Sunday 8th July, as the date also marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ animated film Yellow Submarine.

This exciting collaboration on the Lindop Toyota  Globe Stage will see The Cavern Club entertain audiences with performances by their world class resident musicians.

The legendary club has been the beating heart of Liverpool’s iconic music scene for over seven decades and will celebrate The Beatles pop history at the festival – hosting a myriad of music performances by world class singers from Liverpool.

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International Eisteddfod celebrates World Piano Day by revealing repertoire for two-pianos performance

To celebrate World Piano Day [Thursday 29th March] the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod has revealed the repertoire for its Music Director, Vicky Yannoula’s performance with acclaimed pianist Peter Jablonski.

Forming part of The Classical Collection on Wednesday 4th July, pianists Vicky and Peter will take to the stage of the International Pavilion for a moving collaboration, featuring well-known and much-loved pieces, in a performance inspired by the power and magic of the piano.

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