Posts Categorized: Music

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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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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