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Mobile App Launched for 2017 Llangollen Eisteddfod

Visitors to this year’s Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod will be able to access vital information about the festival through its new mobile app, Llangollen.

Built by Caernarfon-based creative agency, Galactig the free app contains content in both Welsh and English and is available now on both Apple and Android.

It contains videos of all the competitions from the pavilion stage, a timetable of all the main activities on the Eisteddfod field, information on all evening concerts and an interactive map of the site.


Joint Winners Announced for International Peace Award

An organisation that speaks out to alleviate suffering and a weapons amnesty initiative have both won the Rotary International Peace Award.

The Oswestry-based British Ironworks and Médecins Sans Frontières were jointly awarded the accolade at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod’s 70th Anniversary Opening Concert on Monday 3rd July.


Ysgol Y Gwernant Peace Message – Photocaption

Pupils from Ysgol Y Gwernant in Llangollen practising hard ahead of their performance of the poignant Peace Message. The local pupils will perform the Peace Message – an annual highlight of the festival – on the International Pavilion stage on Thursday 6th July as part of the International Celebration. The performance will also be delivered tomorrow [TUESDAY 4th JULY] during Children’s Day. This year the message – which has been coordinated by former Eisteddfod employee, Christine Dukes – reflects on the history of the Eisteddfod and in particular its relationship with the weather.

Welsh Refugee Council Nominated for International Peace Prize

Organisation nominated for the Rotary International Peace Award, which recognises peace initiatives both in the UK and internationally

An organisation that works to empower and protect refugees in Wales has been nominated for an international peace prize.

The Welsh Refugee Council has been nominated for the Rotary International Peace Award, for its work promoting tolerance and respect towards refugees, as well as empowering refugees and asylum seekers to build new lives in Wales. (more…)

Knight at the opera’s amazing year

Sir Bryn Terfel has described how being knighted by the Queen was one of the proudest days of his life – along with the birth of his first daughter..

The globally renowned bass baritone was speaking ahead of his appearance at Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod where he’ll be starring in a special production of the classic opera Tosca on Tuesday, July 4.

He revealed he even persuaded Buckingham Palace to give him an extra ticket so that his three sons and his fiancee Hannah Stone could all attend the ceremony.


Inclusion Project returns to ‘Make Waves’ for 2017

The Llangollen Eisteddfod is celebrating the ninth year of its Inclusion Project with the commission of a new performance piece and a prestigious Arts & Business Cymru Award nomination.

The project, which promotes unity, diversity and accessibility for all, will return to the festival’s main stage on Wednesday 5th July with a new, specially commissioned piece called Making Waves.

Performed by The KIM Choir from Holywell, SCOPE Flamenco Group from Chester, WISP Dance Club from Mold and Amigos y Gymuned from Wrexham, Making Waves focuses on the free flowing emotion of the sea and how it can connect people of diverse backgrounds from shore to shore and was written by poet Aled Lewis Evans with the input of members from all four groups.


Mega prize attracts record number of the world’s best young singers

Search for Voice of the Future Competition entrants heats up as prize fund increases to record high.

Twenty-four of the world’s best young singers are flocking to North Wales to compete for a prestigious new international prize.

Competitors from as far afield as Switzerland, the Philippines, the USA and China will be competing for the title of International Voice of the Future at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod on Thursday, July 6.

The record number of entrants has been attracted by the boost given to the prize fund by the arts-loving Pendine Park care organisation and the Sir Bryn Terfel Foundation.


Gregory Porter Eisteddfod gig to be only North Wales and North West performance of 2017

Fans urged to secure seats before tickets sell out, following strong sales for the soul, jazz and gospel singer’s performance it the Llangollen International Musial Eisteddfod this summer

Fans of the acclaimed soul, jazz and gospel singer, Gregory Porter, are being urged to book tickets for his appearance at the Llangollen Eisteddfod, after it was confirmed to be his only North Wales and North West performance this year.

Sales of tickets to see the Grammy award-winning singer songwriter’s North Wales debut have been strong since their release, but news that – amidst a jam-packed international tour schedule – this is to be his only show in the North Wales and North West this year has prompted a surge in sales.


Inspirational young singer Joseph chosen to star with Sir Bryn Terfel

An “inspirational” young singer who overcame a rare kidney condition has landed a dream role to perform with opera superstar Sir Bryn Terfel.

Joseph Elwy Jones, 11, will take to the stage at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod as the Shepherd Boy in a star-studded production of Puccini’s classic opera, Tosca.

The concert on Tuesday, July 4, which is being sponsored by arts-loving care organisation Pendine Park, also features two other world-class opera stars, soprano Kristine Opolais and tenor Kristian Benedikt.