Refugee’s labour of love is a record of iconic festival’s history

A tapestry created by a refugee from 1950s Czechoslovakia who became a Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod volunteer is to go on display at next year’s festival.

The framed tablecloth, decorated with the hundreds of embroidered signatures of former Eisteddfod visitors and competitors, hangs in the festival’s Press Office but retired language teacher, Darina Gaffin, of Froncysyllte, who herself volunteers as one of the eisteddfod’s Floral Team, wants to see her mother’s work go on public show. (more…)

Uppingham Children’s Choir excel

Rutland’s Uppingham Children’s Choir produced a stunning performance competing at a major international music festival.

Under the baton of conductor Lesley French the choir took part in the Junior Children’s Choir competition at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod.

And although they didn’t come away with a win the children excelled in what was a very demanding competition competing against choirs from across Wales and England. (more…)

Nantgaredig children’s choir excel

Children of Carmarthenshire’s Ysgol Gynradd Nantgaredig produced a stunning performance competing at a major international music festival.

Under the baton of conductors Mair Jones and Ina Morgan, the choir took part in the Junior Children’s Choir competition at the Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod.

And although they didn’t come away with a win the children excelled in what was a very demanding competition competing against choirs from across Wales and England. (more…)

Canterbury choir excel at famous festival

Children of Canterbury’s Kent College Choristers produced a stunning performance competing at a major international music festival.

Under the baton of conductor Jackie Spencer the choir took part in the Junior Children’s Choir competition at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod.

And although they didn’t come away with a win the children excelled in what was a very demanding competition competing against choirs from across Wales and England. (more…)

St Peter and St Paul choristers impress at famous festival

Children of Chesterfield’s St Peter and St Paul Chamber Choir produced a stunning performance competing at a major international music festival.

Under the baton of conductor Andrew Noble the choir took part in the Junior Children’s Choir competition at the Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod. (more…)

Hereford choristers impress at famous festival

Children of Hereford Cathedral Junior School Choir produced a stunning performance competing at a major international music festival.

Under the baton of conductor Rachael Toolan the choir took part in the Junior Children’s Choir competition at the Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod.

And although they didn’t come away with a win the children excelled in what was a very demanding competition competing against choirs from across Wales and England. (more…)

Sutton Coldfield choir impress at famous festival

Children of Sutton Coldfield’s Four Oaks Cluster Choir produced a stunning performance competing at a major international music festival.

Under the baton of conductors Richard Jefferies and Liz Birch, the choir took part in the Junior Children’s Choir competition at the Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod. (more…)

Anglesey choir carry off children’s title at International Eisteddfod

The Llangollen International Eisteddfod’s Junior Children’s Choir champions are from Anglesey.

Cor Ieuenctid Mon took the top prize after a tough competition involving eight choirs from across Wales and England.

The choir’s musical director and conductor Mari Lloyd Pritchard wept tears of joy as she collected the international trophy and a cheque for £500 from Enid Evans, 94, of Bristol, who donated the trophy and prize money in memory of her brother, H Wyn Davies MBE and his wife Muriel. (more…)