Welsh performer scoops prestigious title and opportunity-of-a-lifetime prize to sing at the Gold Coast Eisteddfod in Australia
A Welsh performer has been named Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod’s International Voice of Musical Theatre for 2018.
Mared Williams, aged 21, wowed audiences and adjudicators with her performances of “So Big / So Small”, “Pulled” from The Addams Family and “Being Alive” on the stage of the Royal International Pavilion in the competition’s final on Wednesday 4th July. (more…)
The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod has selected local secondary school, Ysgol Dinas Brân to participate in its annual peace initiative at this year’s festival.
Performing on the main Royal Pavilion stage on Thursday 5th July, the school is set to deliver the International Eisteddfod message of peace in a performance of mime and narration, complete with a song entitled ‘Peace at Last’. (more…)
As we approach the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod (3rd – 8th July), its historical peace message remains at the core of the festival’s ethos. Since 1952, through to present day, Llangollen children have shared a message of goodwill to the world from the festival’s Royal Pavilion Stage.
Children from Ysgol Dinâs Bran will present this year’s message on Thursday 5th July during the evening concert, through a special performance of mime and narration – bringing modernity and flair to the initiative. They will close with a contemporary peace song entitled ‘Peace at Last’, in keeping with the theme of the message. (more…)
Julia Baird, John Lennon’s sister, will be the first person ever to be honoured as the Day President for Llanfest, the finale day of the International Eisteddfod.
There has been a long tradition of Day Presidents being honoured at the week-long Eisteddfod. Day Presidents are invited to the event to recognise the ongoing work they do in spreading the message of peace and goodwill, which is at the heart of the event.
Llanfest is the final Sunday of the festival and has evolved into a modern mix of rock, pop and indie music, including bands such as the Manic Street Preachers and this year’s headliners, indie-pop legends the Kaiser Chiefs. (more…)