Friday 5 July 2019
On the Field

Uniting Nations in Music

Llangollen Eisteddfod was established in 1947 as a means of uniting nations through music. Today we showcase music from all over the world with performances of intercultural song and dance all around the field. Lively marimba band Otto & The Mutapa Calling treat us to the energetic, joyful music from Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe whilst Mambo Jambo will take you on an exciting and joyous musical journey with a mash-up of sounds from world, roots, folk and jazz.

The pavilion will be jammed full with international sights and sounds with the Adult Folk Song Choirs, Choreographed/Stylised Folk Dance, Youth Choirs, Traditional Folk Dance, Open Folk Solo and Young Instrumentalist categories. For more competition information please visit In the Pavilion.

On our three Outside Stages, there will be dance workshops with NEW Dance throughout the day and blues, roots, folk and soulful acoustic music from soloists Sonya Smith, Leonie Anne Kirby and Ragsy. The field will come alive with lots of world music, International Groups, Circus skills with Panic Circus and much more

 

Into the evening from 4.30pm enjoy our bands for the day Seprona the indie, pop rock band from Liverpool and The Glaaswalkers with their music influenced by blues, folk, country and maybe a titchy bit of rock. Lively world music from different continents and Samuel Moore a fantastic flamenco guitarist.

Don’t forget our Parade of Nations at 4.30pm. This spectacle of colour and sound is one of the highlights of the Eisteddfod. Our extraordinary Patron, Terry Waite MBE, will lead the Parade and an array of colourful competitors will fill the streets of Llangollen Town.

 

Please see below our Timetable for the day.. 

Check out our Festival Site Map to see all the stages: http://international-eisteddfod.co.uk/information/festival-site-map/

 

The World Stage

Artist/Event Details Time
Real Folk Cultural International Academy A dance group from India showing real and pure steps of various dance forms of Punjab. 10.00am
Kenyalang Sarawak Dynamic, energetic and mesmerising dance group from Malaysia 10.30am
Hong Kong Welsh Male Voice Choir Welsh male choir from Asia, and while aiming to preserve the best traditions of Welsh choral singing, we also try to adapt to local/regional demographics and cultures. 11.00am
Holloway Children’s Choir A Chinese children’s choir with an English conductor, steeped not only in the Anglican and European choral traditions, but also in Chinese traditional and classical music. 11.30am
Columbia Children’s Choir of Seattle A community based children and youth choir from Seattle 12.00pm
Samuel Moore Samuel Moore is fast establishing himself as one of the UK’s leading flamenco musicians. 12.45pm
Otto & The Mutapa Calling Lively marimba band playing energetic, joyful music from Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe. 1.45pm
Mambo Jambo Mambo Jambo might just be the biggest acoustic duo you’ll ever see with a mash-up of sounds from world, roots, folk and jazz, plus their own compositions. 2.45pm
Cantorion Phoenix Singers We would dearly love to represent South East Wales at Llangollen, we sing in Welsh, English and German. 3.30pm
Ti-Ti-Ta Hungarian Folk Dance Group The Dance group was established in Chester to promote Hungarian culture and Folk Dance 4.00pm
Parade of Nations 4.30pm
Otto & The Mutapa Calling Lively marimba band playing energetic, joyful music from Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe. 5.30pm
Mambo Jambo Mambo Jambo might just be the biggest acoustic duo you’ll ever see with a mash-up of sounds from world, roots, folk and jazz, plus their own compositions. 6.30pm

 

The Globe Stage

Artist/Event Details Time
Cathays Brass An enthusiastic brass band from Cardiff 10.00am
Southern Shaolin Temple The performance team of the Southern Shaolin Temple Warrior Monks. 10.30am
NEW Dance Workshop Inspired by the music and culture from different nations.  These workshops will provide opportunities to both watch and learn dances from around the world, from ballroom to Latin, from salsa to cha-cha. 11.00am
Cantorion Phoenix Singers We would dearly love to represent South East Wales at Llangollen, we sing in Welsh, English and German. 12.15pm
Southern Shaolin Temple The performance team of the Southern Shaolin Temple Warrior Monk. 12.45pm
The Glaaswalkers Playing self-penned songs and tunes influenced by blues, folk, country and maybe a titchy bit of rock. 1.30pm
Spraoi A group of young talented energetic and friendly young people who love performing and entertaining from Ireland 2.30pm
Dawnswyr Gwerin Penyfai One of the best known and respected folk dance groups in Wales. Enthusiastic and venturesome. 3.00pm
Sonya Smith A singer and songwriter influenced by the traditions of blues, roots and country music. Her performance will vary from mellow melodies to lively tempo sets to really get you ready for summer. 3.30pm
Parade of Nations – 4.30pm
Into the evening … from 5.30pm
The Glaaswalkers Playing self-penned songs and tunes influenced by blues, folk, country and maybe a titchy bit of rock 5.30pm
Seprona An indie/pop/rock band from Liverpool. 6.30pm

 

The Amphitheatre Stage

Artist/Event Details Time
Portland Phoenix Chamber Choir Hailed as an “accomplished, powerful, slick and tonally precise choir” from Portland, Oregon. 10.00am
Imusicappela

 

Imusicapella is a group from Philippines full of youth and zest. 10.30am
Linköpings Studentsångare

 

Enthusiastic, energetic male voice choir from Sweden who have a flair for performing 11.00am
Suanplu Chorus Suanplu Chorus is a 30+ chorus based in Bangkok, Thailand 11.30am
Sonya Smith A Singer Songwriter influenced by the traditions of blues, roots and country music. 12.15pm
The Melodics A Ladies choir from Llangollen who sing and socialize. Singing pop songs from the 1940s up to the present day 1.30pm
NEW Dance Workshop Inspired by the music and culture from different nations.  These workshops will provide opportunities to both watch and learn dances from around the world, from ballroom to Latin, from salsa to cha-cha. 2.15pm
Leonie Anne Kirby Her songs are delicate and often wistful, with story-driven lyrics and complex harmonies. As well as performing her own material, her tastes are eclectic. 3.30pm
Parade of Nations – 4.30
Ragsy You may have seen him previously on The Voice and last year’s International Eisteddfod. Ragsy offers a different approach to folk music, aiming more towards an acoustic, more soulful heart on your sleeve personality on his melodies that really brings music home to Wales. 5.30pm
Samuel Moore Samuel Moore is fast establishing himself as one of the UK’s leading flamenco musicians. 6.30pm

 

The Harmony Centre 

Artist/Event Time
Akhand Yoga Session 8.30
International Craft Stall 11.00
Floral Workshop 13.00
Southern Shaolin Temple Monks 15.00
National Theatre Wales 17.30

Story Hub

A creative space where visitors can tell, listen to and exchange stories about the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod.

A place to have conversations and generate ideas about the future of the Eisteddfod.