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Seven days of the best music and folk dance, and the whole world in one place! If you’ve never been before, the short promotional film made by our television partners Rondomedia will give you a flavour of the festival.

Every summer since 1947 Llangollen has staged one of the world’s most inspirational cultural festivals. Each year around 4,000 performers and as many as 50,000 visitors converge on this beautiful small Welsh town and its International Pavilion; to sing and dance in a unique combination of competition, performance, and international peace and friendship.

Its competitions climax with the prestigious ‘Choir of the World’, which determines the best overall choir of the event. In 2005 Luciano Pavarotti added his name to the competition in recognition of his appreciation of the festival and its influence on his career.

Click here to read the invitation which was prepared by W.S. Gwynn Williams for distribution by the British Council. This was the original summons sent out to call overseas competitors to the first ever International Musical Eisteddfod in Llangollen back in 1946 and the sentiment behind it still holds true today.