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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)
One of the world’s top tenors has a musical date with classical superstar Katherine Jenkins OBE at Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, it’s been revealed.
Noah Stewart is set for a third appearance at Llangollen in four years as he prepares to join the Welsh mezzo soprano on stage for a concert adaption of Georges Bizet’s opera, Carmen.
According to Stewart, who hails from Harlem, in New York, he can’t wait to perform alongside Katherine in her portrayal of the fiery gypsy, Carmen, in ‘special’ Llangollen, which is one of his favourite concert venues. (more…)