Posts Categorized: Music

Update: COVID-19 Llangollen 2020/21

Following government advice about Coronavirus, we made the decision to postpone the 74th Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in July 2020.  The format of Llangollen 2021 will depend on the public health situation and government requirements for the holding of mass events. At the current time the government have yet to issue guidance for festivals but we are planning to go ahead and will try to make our application process as flexible as possible to enable participants to attend.

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Llangollen 2020: COVID-19 Update

Following the latest government advice about the Coronavirus pandemic, we have made the decision to postpone the 74th Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in July 2020.  We are now working hard with our partners and artists to reschedule for Llangollen 2021.

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**Cancelled** (Updated 16/3/20) Llangollen Eisteddfod celebrates ‘friendship, harmony and goodwill’ as it hosts its second annual Cymanfa Ganu

Cymanfa Ganu

UPDATE 16/3/20

***We have been monitoring developments around Coronavirus (COVID-19) and have come to the decision to cancel our scheduled Cymanfa Ganu on the 27th March in St Collen’s Church. Customers who had already purchased tickets for the Cymanfa Ganu will be refunded.

Please be assured that we will continue to monitor and communicate with you about our plans for Llangollen 2020 in July as the situation develops.***

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A UK première, Elin Manahan Thomas and a ‘Llangollen-Special’ performance by Only Men Aloud

Elin Manahan Thomas

We are delighted to announce more details of our Langollen 2020 line-up which includes the UK première of Bobbi Fischer’s Magnificat featuring soloist Elin Manahan Thomas and a ‘Llangollen-Special’ performance by Only Men Aloud.

International Eisteddfod Artistic Director, Dr Edward-Rhys Harry said:

“It is a real coup to have the UK première of Bobbi Fischer’s Magnificat at Llangollen 2020 and to be able to welcome back the exceptional Elin Manahan Thomas. It has also been a joy to work closely with Only Men Aloud to create a special repertoire around our founding mission of peace and harmony in what promises to be a wonderful and unique performance by this well-loved choir.”

Fusion (Wednesday 8 July) sees eclectic musical elements from different cultures sit side by side. The first part of the evening will present the UK première of German composer, Bobbi Fischer’s Magnificat, where this traditional choral work is fused with rhythm and harmonies of Latin America with Samba, Rhumba, Bossa Nova and Cha-Cha.

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International Dance Day at Ty Pawb

The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod will be hosting a free ‘International Dance Day’ workshop for all ages and abilities at Wrexham’s Ty Pawb on Saturday 1st February, from 11am until 1pm. (more…)

Llangollen Eisteddfod Launches 2020 Programme

The unique celebration of global peace and harmony returns for its 74th Eisteddfod, with daily performances and competitions, featuring some of the most prestigious artists and choirs from around the world

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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