As we approach the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod (3rd – 8th July), its historical peace message remains at the core of the festival’s ethos. Since 1952, through to present day, Llangollen children have shared a message of goodwill to the world from the festival’s Royal Pavilion Stage.
Children from Ysgol Dinâs Bran will present this year’s message on Thursday 5th July during the evening concert, through a special performance of mime and narration – bringing modernity and flair to the initiative. They will close with a contemporary peace song entitled ‘Peace at Last’, in keeping with the theme of the message.
Transcending through time, the original peace message was created by Gwilym Davies through the wireless, in his one-man plea to spread harmony to the rest of the world from his home in Wales.
Resonating so closely with the ideals of the Llangollen Eisteddfod, the reading of the children’s peace message took to the Royal Pavilion stage in 1952.
During the festival’s evening concert on Thursday 5th July, Llangollen pupils will once again represent what’s come to be synonymous with their history. The annual peace message will celebrate peace, goodwill and friendship, from the children of Wales to the world.
Also performing on the night will be traditional Welsh folk band Calan, with a selection of quirky songs sure to set feet tapping. As well as this, international competitors will come together, weaving through the audience with their giant flags in the captivating Procession of the Nations.
Chairman at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, Rhys Davies, said: “We look forward to welcoming Ysgol Dinas Brân during our Thursday concert, as we celebrate what binds the International Eisteddfod together.
“We’re proud that such young, inspiring individuals are delivering this important message and we would like to thank them for their hard work and efforts in creating what’s set to be an excellent performance.”
Concert tickets for Thursday 5th July are available from www.llangollen.net