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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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Rolando Villazón Amazes Audience at Llangollen International Eisteddfod

Rolando Villazón left the audience in awe following his first performance in the UK this year. The world-class tenor headlined Llangollen Musical International Eisteddfod for the first time on Tuesday night in a mesmerising classical gala.

In a week that promises an exciting selection of performances, Villazón followed Jools Holland’s sensational opening concert on Monday night.

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Jools Holland Opens 73rd Llangollen Eisteddfod

Longstanding friend and performer of the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, Jools Holland wows the crowd with energetic performance on the festival’s opening night.

This annual festival promises another week of quality music from the likes of classical tenor Rolando Villazón, Gipsy Kings, and Indie group The Fratellis and it was fitting that the opening concert should be lead by Eisteddfod Vice President, Jools Holland.

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Happy and Hydrated on Children’s Day!

The theme to this year’s Children’s Day is ‘Earth’s Little Heroes’ in celebration of the festival’s continued efforts to reduce plastic waste.

Children’s Day will focus on the environment and promoting a positive approach to recycling alongside campaign group, Friends of the Earth.  To ensure the festival plays its part in caring for the planet, Eisteddfod is also teaming up with hydration partners, Aqua Optima.

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#YourLlangollen: Festival Fundraiser

Llangollen Eisteddfod is inviting people to help celebrate the launch of their #YourLlangollen fundraising campaign as part of National Fundraising Week (20th-24th May) with a free event in the town’s Centenary Square on Saturday 25th May from 11am-4pm.

#YourLlangollen aims to raise awareness of the International Eisteddfod’s charity status and how crucial donations are to maintain this unique festival for future generations.

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Spend your music festival weekend in style as Glamping comes to Llanfest

From 6th – 8th July, visitors can experience the full festival weekend in style as Glamping comes to Llanfest for the first time.  In partnership with the Red Sky Tent Company, the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is offering weekend festival-goers deluxe camping for Llanfest – its one-day music festival taking place on Sunday 7th July.  The brand new Llanfest Boutique Camping Village will be offering deluxe glamping just a short distance from all the action on the festival’s Pavilion site in the centre of Llangollen, North Wales.

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