100-strong diversity choir will sing out message of peace

A super-choir of over 100 children and adults that celebrates diversity will send out a clarion call for world peace when they perform at an iconic festival.

Thanks to an £8,000 boost from power company ScottishPower’s charitable foundation, the group of choirs and dance groups from across North East Wales will showcase their talents at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. (more…)

Overseas entries up as festival is set to celebrate historic milestone

The number of overseas choirs and dance troupes heading for an iconic international North Wales international musical festival is up for the first time for several years

The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, which was set up to promote peace and harmony in the aftermath of the Second World War, and this month it celebrates an historic milestone, has seen an upsurge in the number of groups entering its competitions. (more…)

World class American opera star Kate steps in to replace the role of Carmen

Kate Aldrich hailed as “the Carmen of her generation”

A virus has forced Katherine Jenkins to pull out of a concert in North Wales on medical advice but organisers have lined up a “truly world class” opera star to replace her.

The classically-trained Welsh singer was “devastated” after being been struck down by a nasty viral infection but now globally renowned American mezzo soprano, Kate Aldrich, will take centre stage at Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod instead. (more…)

New boss for iconic music festival

A former Chester solicitor is the new person in charge of the running of one of the UK’s most iconic music festivals.
Sian Eagar has taken on the new role of Operations Manager for the historic Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod which will be held in the tiny Denbighshire town for the 70th time this July. (more…)

Welsh opera star Bryn Terfel on the trail of legendary Luciano in Llangollen

World famous Welsh opera singer Bryn Terfel has paid a visit to Llangollen – to film a new TV show and retrace the footsteps of legendary Italian tenor Luciano Pavarotti. (more…)

Town’s ex-pat Portuguese to trace choir that competed at historic festival

A North Wales town’s vibrant Portuguese community are to start a search for members of a choir that made the difficult journey across war-torn Europe to the first staging of an iconic music festival in 1947. (more…)

Double delight as town fete and Eisteddfod showcase rich heritage of volunteering

A DOUBLE helping of events highlighting Llangollen’s rich volunteering tradition is planned for the same day week in the iconic tourist hotspot. (more…)