A local school has provided a key building on the site of the International Eisteddfod with a makeover for its 70th anniversary celebrations.
Pupils from Ysgol Dinas Brân were invited by the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod to create a piece of artwork that represented the festival’s message of peace, goodwill and international friendship, which have been transformed into a mural to brighten up the Eisteddfod’s hospitality building.
The mural was formally unveiled on Tuesday 4th July, when 12 of the 100 children involved attended a reception with President of the International Eisteddfod, Terry Waite CBE.
Crowds at the Llangollen Eisteddfod were brought to their feet to deliver a roaring standing ovation following a breathtaking performance of Puccini’s Tocsa on Tuesday 4th July.
Internationally renowned opera stars Sir Bryn Terfel, Kristine Opolais, Kristian Benedikt shared the stage at for the very first time to deliver the powerful and unique rendition of the dramatic love story.
The performance at the International Eisteddfod, sponsored by Pendine Park, featured three of the opera world’s most admired talents, accompanied by the acclaimed Welsh National Opera Orchestra, and saw a successful end to the second day of the 70th anniversary festival.
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.
International competitors were provided a warm and resounding Welsh welcome last night [THURSDAY 6TH JULY] at the Llangollen Eisteddfod’s 70th anniversary International Celebration.
A colourful procession of representatives from some of the 29 countries at this year’s festival were welcomed by a moving performance of beloved Welsh Hymn Calon Lân by Only Boys Aloud Gogledd, as a poignant symbol of Wales welcoming the world.
The procession followed a performance of the annual Peace Message by Ysgol Gwernant and a recital of the newly composed Peace Anthem by Only Boys Aloud Gogledd. Entitled Gobaith yn Ein Cân (Hope in Our Song), the piece was composed by Nia Wyn Jones, with words by Nia and songwriting partner Iwan Hughes, specifically for Only Boys Aloud Gogledd.
World famous Welsh opera singer Bryn Terfel has paid a visit to Llangollen – to film a new TV show and retrace the footsteps of legendary Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti. (more…)
A team of high ropes experts from Llangollen have swung into action to help spread the word about the town’s iconic music festival. (more…)
A North Wales town’s vibrant Portuguese community are to start a search for members of a choir that made the difficult journey across war-torn Europe to the first staging of an iconic music festival in 1947. (more…)
A DOUBLE helping of events highlighting Llangollen’s rich volunteering tradition is planned for the same day week in the iconic tourist hotspot. (more…)
Two young school teachers from Wrexham are among budding opera singers from across the UK who will be a warm-up act for superstar soprano Katherine Jenkins at this summer’s Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod (more…)
A CHILDREN’S choir who enchanted a global audience of almost a billion when they sang John Lennon’s Imagine at the 2012 London Olympics are heading for an iconic international festival in North Wales. (more…)