One of the world’s most iconic and uplifting latin outfits, Grammy award-winning Gipsy Kings featuring Andre Reyes, took to the Royal International Pavilion stage last night (Friday 5th July), wowing the crowd with their infectious rhythms and virtuoso guitar playing.
Posts Tagged: Llangollen Eisteddfod
Llangollen Eisteddfod was alive with intoxicating melodies thanks to Jamie Smith’s Mabon playful style and energetic repertoire of Welsh folk music on Thursday night.
On Wednesday night, Llangollen Eisteddfod hosted an enchanting night of Welsh music starring soprano Shân Cothi and tenor Rhodri Prys Jones.
They were accompanied by the British Sinfonietta orchestra, which also performed with international classical sensation Rolando Villazón for Tuesday night’s classical gala.
Longstanding friend and performer of the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, Jools Holland wows the crowd with energetic performance on the festival’s opening night.
This annual festival promises another week of quality music from the likes of classical tenor Rolando Villazón, Gipsy Kings, and Indie group The Fratellis and it was fitting that the opening concert should be lead by Eisteddfod Vice President, Jools Holland.
Llangollen Eisteddfod is inviting people to help celebrate the launch of their #YourLlangollen fundraising campaign as part of National Fundraising Week (20th-24th May) with a free event in the town’s Centenary Square on Saturday 25th May from 11am-4pm.
#YourLlangollen aims to raise awareness of the International Eisteddfod’s charity status and how crucial donations are to maintain this unique festival for future generations.
Two popular North Wales culture hubs have announced that they will be working together during 2019.
Llangollen International Eisteddfod and Tŷ Pawb in Wrexham will be teaming up for a series of special live performances and collaboration events that will aim to celebrate the best of our local arts and culture scene.
Two Wrexham businesses have been announced as sponsors for this year’s Llanfest, Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod’s hugely popular finale festival on Sunday 7th July 2019.
Wrexham-based housing developer, SG Estates, and Wrexham Lager are joint sponsors of Llanfest 2019, which has a star-studded line up this summer, including The Fratellis, The Coral, The Pigeon Detectives and Dodgy.
An excerpt from a short piece in The Guardian newspaper written by one of our volunteers:
‘The whole crew is like a giant family’
I’m from a village just a few miles away from Llangollen in north-east Wales, where the Eisteddfod festival is held every year. I haven’t missed a festival since I was born, so I’ve been to 20 of them. 21 if you count when Mum was five months pregnant with me.
I was working there this year. I’m part of the sound crew on the main stage, which I’ve continued to do every year since I did it for Year 10 work experience. The festival is generally well organised, although it had a few hiccups as with any event of its scale. (more…)