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Penarth Performer Goes For Gold Down Under

Welsh performer, who triumphed in Llangollen, impresses crowds at the Gold Coast Eisteddfod

Jodi Bird, aged 21 from Penarth, who won International Voice of Musical Theatre 2019 at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod this year, flew to Australia last week to perform as part of her prize.

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Llangollen Competition Entries Open on International Day of Peace

Festival of music, dance and peace celebrates by launching on International Day of Peace, 21st September

Over 4,000 dance, choral and instrumental artistes from around the world perform and compete at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod each year. Prestigious awards in 2020 include the world renowned Choir of the World and Dance Champions of the World with new award categories also being launched this year.

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Llanfest’s Fratellis Finale Rocks North Wales

The Scottish indie rockers The Fratellis and the Merseyside music legends The Coral bring Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod 2019 to a tumultuous close.

Llangollen’s Llanfest, the finale festival of the annual International Eisteddfod, drew to a celebratory end last night (Sunday 7th July) with an immense set from joint headliners, The Fratellis and The Coral.

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Wales’ Johns’ Boys Wins 2019 Choir of the World

Following a week of intense competitions, the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod 2019 crowned Johns’ Boys Male Chorus Choir of the World and Loughgiel Folk Dancers Dance Champions of the World on Saturday 6th July.

After a thrilling final, Johns’ Boys Male Chorus from Rhosllannerchrugog were named Choir of the World, while Loughgiel Folk Dancers from Northern Ireland were crowned Dance Champions of the World. The Pavilion erupted as the groups were announced as world champions by Eisteddfod Chairman, Dr Rhys Davies.

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Jodi Bird Named International Voice of Musical Theatre 2019

A Welsh performer has been named Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod’s International Voice of Musical Theatre for 2019.

Jodi Bird, aged 21, wowed audiences and adjudicators with her performances of Woman, originally sung by Stephanie J Block, Tell me on a Sunday by Marti Webb and 14g, a stand alone written by Janine Tesori but made famous by Kristin Chenoweth on the stage of the Royal International Pavilion in the competition’s final on Thursday 4th July.

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“Uniquely talented” soprano Erin is the Voice of the Future

A ‘uniquely talented’ young soprano won one of the main prizes at an international festival – just a few hours after tending the sheep on the family farm.

Erin Rossington, 23, from Llanfairtalhaiarn near Abergele, was crowned as the Pendine International Voice of the Future at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod.

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Music of Wales central to celebrations at Llangollen

On Wednesday night, Llangollen Eisteddfod hosted an enchanting night of Welsh music starring soprano Shân Cothi and tenor Rhodri Prys Jones.

They were accompanied by the British Sinfonietta orchestra, which also performed with international classical sensation Rolando Villazón for Tuesday night’s classical gala.

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