Finalists for tonight

Finalists for Choir of the World, Dance Champions and Pendine International Voice of the Future | Saturday 9th July | 7:30pm

Choir of the World finalists

A2 Youth Choirs – Vocal Ensemble Caloroso, Belgium

A3 Female Choirs – Belcanto, England

A6 Show Choirs – Côr Glanaethwy, Cymru

A1 Mixed Choirs – Côr CF1, Cymru

A5 Open Choirs – New Dublin Voices, Republic of Ireland


Dance Champions finalists

Loughgiel Folk Dancers, Northern Ireland

Kurdish Folk Dance Group, Kurdistan


Pendine International Voice of the Future finalists

Oksana Lepska, Latvia

Emyr Jones, Cymru

Competition Results – 8 July 2022

D2. Junior Instrumentalist

1st – Heledd Wynn Newton, Wales

2nd – Haley Wong – England, Digital


A2. Youth Choirs

1st – Vocaal Ensemble Caloroso, Belgium

2nd – New Zealand Youth Choir, New Zealand – Digital

3rd – Palmdale High School Choral Union, USA


Prince of Wales hails peace festival as “shining example of peace and harmony”.

The Prince of Wales has hailed an international festival where he once did some impromptu bhangra dancing as a “shining example of peace and harmony”.

The royal tribute was in the foreword he wrote for the programme of the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod that’s celebrating its 75th anniversary this year.

The event was established in1947 in the aftermath of the Second World War as a way of bringing the nations of the world closer together in a colourful, multi-cultural melting pot.

Ever since the picturesque town of Llangollen in the Dee Valley has been known as the place where Wales meets the world. (more…)

Sir Bryn and First Minister send happy 75th birthday messages to iconic peace festival

Opera star Sir Bryn Terfel and First Minister Mark Drakeford are leading a chorus of congratulation for an iconic festival that’s celebrating its 75th anniversary.
Also among those who’ve sent their best wishes to Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is the popular singer and TV presenter, Aled Jones, who will be performing at this year’s event.
After a Covid-enforced absence, competitors are returning to Llangollen just in time to mark the momentous milestone.


Indie rock stars Amber Run join joyous jamboree to celebrate 100 years of music

Global indie rock sensations Amber Run and blues powerhouse Elles Bailey will be among the stars as North Wales gears up for one of its greatest ever festivals.
They will be taking to the famous pavilion stage for a “joyous, family-friendly jamboree” as the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod returns as a physical event for the first time since 2019. (more…)

Festival’s purple patch will be a Wales first

An international festival is to become the first major event in Wales to provide a special safe chill-out space for people with special and additional needs.
This year’s four-day Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is back live again to celebrate its 75th anniversary, starting on Thursday, July 7, and will include a dedicated quiet zone at the heart of the Eisteddfod field. (more…)

Sitar star Anouskha Shankar in tune with festival’s peace message

The hypnotising sound of the sitar will be creating a buzz at an international festival when seven times Grammy nominee Anoushka Shankar performs in Wales for the very first time.
Shankar will be taking centre stage at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod at 8pm on Friday, July 8, and tickets are on sale now as the event prepares to celebrate its 75th anniversary.
She was taught how to play the instrument by her father, the legendary musician Ravi Shankar, who performed with The Beatles. (more…)

Patrons and Royal Visits

Charities often have patrons. Their role is, in the vast majority of cases, that of a “figurehead” or “flag bearer,” a leader whose example people are willing to follow and whose name can lend credibility and status to the organisation which, in turn, can increase the effectiveness of its fundraising, campaigning and public relations activities. Unlike trustees, patrons have no legal status or binding obligations. Neither do they have any responsibility for the management of the organisation or the manner in which funds are spent. (more…)

Great-gran Moira, 92, launches search for fellow veterans of 1947 peace festival

Competitors who took part in first ever Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod will be presented with commemorative medals

A music loving 92-year-old great-grandmother is spearheading an appeal to find veterans of the first ever Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in 1947.
Retired teacher Moira Humphreys was a member of the Coedpoeth Youth Choir who took to the stage at the inaugural festival which was established to promote peace in the aftermath of the Second World War. (more…)