Performers: Thursday

Grant Russell Quartet’s East Coast Jazz

A virtuoso double bass player, Grant Russell has played with an array of high profile artists including Chris Potter, Norma Winstone and Digby Fairweather, and won the award for best jazz interpretation at the Johnny Raducanu International Jazz Competition in Romania. He comes to Llangollen with three more first-rate musicians who share his commitment to… Read more »

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Confucius

Biography: Confucius is a multi-disciplinary central Institute of Bangor University that aims to provide the people of north Wales with the opportunity to experience and learn more about Chinese culture and language. With a rich programme of cultural events, language provision and academic research, the Institute is an invaluable portal for cultural, educational and intellectual… Read more »

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Sonya Smith

Biography: Sonya Smith is a singer songwriter, who plays acoustic guitar. Her songs have been described as evocative, passionate, heartfelt and intimate. She is influenced by the traditions of blues, roots and country music and lyrical word driven writers such as Joni Mitchell, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Beth Hart to name a few. Sonya has… Read more »

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Mair Thomas

Biography: Mair was brought up in Montgomeryshire in a musical family, where she grew up in the chapel and eisteddfod tradition. She sings both in English and Welsh, and has a special interest in traditional Welsh songs. Mair started writing songs in 2003, and has been played on Radio 3’s Late Junction, Radio Shropshire, Radio… Read more »

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Chris Greve

Biography: Chris Greve was born in London, grew up in Calgary, Canada and is currently living back in England. He is based in Oswestry, Shropshire but travels to perform in all the areas of the UK and beyond. He has been to Llangollen many times and has performed at the Eisteddfod two previous times. His… Read more »

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Brenig

Biography: BRENIG was formed in 2012 by Daniel Laws as a platform for performing his songs and tunes. He was joined by long time friend Mandy Martin (vocals/mandolin) and Mary Moylett (fiddle). ​The name BRENIG is taken from the river that flowed past Daniels grandparent’s farm near Tregaron in Mid-Wales. He was born on the… Read more »

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Anne Lister

Biography: Anne Lister has been writing songs and singing for many years. She initially worked in London, has lived in Lyon, France, before returning to live in London again, and her songs began to attract the attention of other singers, most notably Nic Jones. She was Reviews Editor for Karl Dallas’ “Acoustic Music” magazine and… Read more »

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North Wales Opera Studio

Biography: North Wales Opera Studio was founded by Anne Williams-King, a professional opera soprano and teacher, and David Bartleet, opera singer, teacher and opera agent to give aspiring opera singers and students the opportunity to receive top class training from seasoned professionals. NWOS is a training ground run by experienced professionals for talented singers waiting… Read more »

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NEW Dance

Biography: NEW Dance is a registered charity and was formed in 1998. NEW Dance is an Arts Council of Wales revenue funded organisation responsible for providing opportunities for all ages and abilities; developing standards of teaching provision; and engaging communities across the regions of Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham in a range of dance activities. Their… Read more »

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Madalene Kirby

Biography: Madalene Kirby was born and raised in Liverpool, where she studied singing at college, and worked as a primary schools music specialist. She has sung in many genres, as well as writing musicals and conducting choirs, but only came to singer-songwriting in 2013. Her songs are delicate and often wistful, with story-driven lyrics and… Read more »

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