Status Quo rugby shirt makes £350 at Eisteddfod auction

A Wales rugby shirt signed by veteran rockers Status Quo made £350 at an auction in aid of the iconic Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. (more…)

Singing teachers to open for superstar soprano Katherine at Llangollen

Two young school teachers from Wrexham are among budding opera singers from across the UK who will be a warm-up act for superstar soprano Katherine Jenkins at this summer’s Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod (more…)

Imagine – Liverpool Olympic children’s choir to appear at Llangollen

A CHILDREN’S choir who enchanted a global audience of almost a billion when they sang John Lennon’s Imagine at the 2012 London Olympics are heading for an iconic international festival in North Wales. (more…)

Betty recalls her 50 memorable years in hospitality for Llangollen Eisteddfod

A veteran volunteer at an iconic festival is adding her voice to an appeal for new recruits to the army of unpaid helpers who have helped Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod reach its 70th year.

Betty Roberts, from Johnstown, Wrexham, has been one of the vital cogs in the festival’s wheel for 50 years , meeting Diana, Princess of Wales and finding accommodation for thousands of competitors in that time. (more…)

Signed cartoon by musical giant going for a song at festival auction

A signed cartoon by legendary singer-songwriter Burt Bacharach of his hit song Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head is to be auctioned for Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod.

The 87-year-old American superstar penned the cartoon on a blank postcard for the iconic festival, writing the first bar of music on one side with some raindrops and then signing the other side. (more…)

History-making choir pays tribute to the festival that propelled it to fame

A history-making choir which won a trophy in the first-ever Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod is to be invited to the famous festival as it celebrates its 70th year. (more…)

Crossing borders for new man at the helm of iconic music festival

The saxophone-playing chairman of one of the UK’s oldest and most iconic music festivals wants to broaden its appeal to secure its future.

Retired doctor Rhys Davies aims to reach out across the border to attract performers, competitors, concert-goers and visitors to the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod. (more…)

Sex and the City singers bring musical fizz to Llangollen

One of the world’s most celebrated vocal groups who put some musical fizz into the hit TV series Sex and the City are heading to North Wales.

The critically-acclaimed Swingles have been wowing audiences around the world since 1962 and the current line-up will feature during the prestigious Choir of the World competition at Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod on Saturday, July 9. (more…)

Snowflakes recall their Llangollen glory almost 70 years on

Members of a Cardiff children’s choir that won at the first ever Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod are still going strong as the 70th event approaches.

Back in 1947, the Cardiff Snowflakes took the inaugural festival by storm, being crowned the champion children’s choir and going on to make records and tour extensively. (more…)

Return visit to Llangollen is dream come true for Collabro star Thomas Redgrave

A musical theatre boy band who won TV’s Britain’s Got Talent and reduced star judge Amanda Holden to tears are headed to North Wales.

Collabro will be starring with Kerry Ellis, the First Lady of the West End, in the Voices of Musical Theatre concert at Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod on Wednesday, July 6.

And for one of the band members, Thomas Redgrave, it’s going to mean a happy return to Llangollen where he competed as part of a choir from London some years ago.

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