Posts Tagged: Eisteddfod Gerddorol Ryngwladol Llangollen

Llanfest’s Fratellis Finale Rocks North Wales

The Scottish indie rockers The Fratellis and the Merseyside music legends The Coral bring Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod 2019 to a tumultuous close.

Llangollen’s Llanfest, the finale festival of the annual International Eisteddfod, drew to a celebratory end last night (Sunday 7th July) with an immense set from joint headliners, The Fratellis and The Coral.

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Jodi Bird Named International Voice of Musical Theatre 2019

A Welsh performer has been named Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod’s International Voice of Musical Theatre for 2019.

Jodi Bird, aged 21, wowed audiences and adjudicators with her performances of Woman, originally sung by Stephanie J Block, Tell me on a Sunday by Marti Webb and 14g, a stand alone written by Janine Tesori but made famous by Kristin Chenoweth on the stage of the Royal International Pavilion in the competition’s final on Thursday 4th July.

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Rolando Villazón Amazes Audience at Llangollen International Eisteddfod

Rolando Villazón left the audience in awe following his first performance in the UK this year. The world-class tenor headlined Llangollen Musical International Eisteddfod for the first time on Tuesday night in a mesmerising classical gala.

In a week that promises an exciting selection of performances, Villazón followed Jools Holland’s sensational opening concert on Monday night.

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Parade of Nations tours the region

In a break from tradition the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod has taken its annual ‘Parade of Nations’ to the streets of nearby towns and cities.

The annual ‘vibrant carnival of cultures’ parade features performers waving flags representing their nation. It has always taken place in the quaint festival host town of Llangollen. For the first time in the festival’s history, volunteers toured the streets of Liverpool, Chester, Wrexham and Oswestry to celebrate the launch of the International Eisteddfod’s fun-filled daytime programme.

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Nominations for Rotary International Peace Award open

The Rotary International Peace Award, which recognises peace initiatives both in the UK and internationally, is now receiving entries from nominees until 30th April 2019.

Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, is encouraging all community members to submit details of local individuals or organisations responsible for the furtherance of peace, for the chance to gain international recognition.

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Grosvenor Insurance helps local groups take to international stage

Chester-based and Wrexham-based Grosvenor Insurance Services has donated £5,000 to ensure a local community inclusion initiative can be performed at this summer’s Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod.

The festival’s Inclusion Project has been running for ten years, helping promote unity and diversity throughout North Wales, Shropshire and Cheshire. A diverse mix of local disability and community groups whose marginalized members would not usually have the opportunity to perform at international events, will practice together over the coming months culminating in a unique performance on the main stage at the festival in July.

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Llangollen Eisteddfod to celebrate St David’s Day with Special Ceremony

The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is to host an international themed St David’s Day Event on Friday 1st March to raise money to help fund overseas competitors to the festival.

Music Director of the festival, Dr Edward-Rhys Harry, said: “The Saint David’s Day event will help to raise vital funds for the bursary fund ensuring that we can welcome as many international competitors to Llangollen in July as possible. It is great to see such talented local performers giving their time to support this cause.

“It is definitely going to be a traditional event not to be missed and is most certainly the perfect excuse to celebrate both Welsh culture and international inclusivity.”

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