Posts Tagged: Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod

Sir Bryn Terfel and Gregory Porter to star in International Eisteddfod’s 70th anniversary concert series

The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is set to celebrate its 70th anniversary milestone with a star-studded concert line up featuring performances from renowned bass-baritone Sir Bryn Terfel, iconic American Jazz, Soul and Gospel singer, Gregory Porter, vocal harmony group, The Overtones and the Only Boys Aloud Academi, as well as a whole host of global dance and musical talent.


Llangollen Eisteddfod Welcomes Albanian Peace Ambassador

Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod presented with global sign of peace from Albanian Peace Ambassador

The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, one of the foremost world festivals promoting goodwill between nations and celebrating unity and peace, has welcomed the Albanian Peace Ambassador ahead of the nation’s participation in the 2017 festival.


Rotary Club of Denbigh donate £1,000 to Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod

Generous donation from Rotary Club of Denbigh to Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod to contribute to on going success of cultural festival

As fundraising for this year’s Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod – the event’s 70th anniversary – gathers pace, one of the event’s long-standing supporters has pledged a further £1,000 donation.


Manic Street Preachers to play Llanfest’s Biggest Ever Gig

Welsh legends to headline the final night of the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod on Sunday 9th July 2017

Fresh from the phenomenal success of the 20th anniversary tour of their fourth album ‘Everything Must Go’, Manic Street Preachers have announced an appearance at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in 2017, the event’s 70th anniversary year.


Bristol teacher makes annual trip to present trophy at famous festival

A 94-year-old retired teacher from Bristol took centre stage at a world famous music festival when she presented a trophy in memory of her brother to a champion choir.

It was a homecoming for Enid Evans at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod in Denbighshire – the Welsh-speaker from Llanrhaeadr yng Nghinmeirch, near Denbigh, in the Vale of Clwyd, sang at the very first Eisteddfod in 1947.


Llangollen language school puts up scholarship for Eisteddfod competitors

ONE lucky overseas competitor at this year’s Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod stands to benefit from an all-expenses paid English course courtesy of the town’s newly relaunched language school.

After successfully trading under the name of ECTARC from its base in Parade Street for a number of years, the school has now been re-branded as The Mulberry School of English.


Californian gold rush as choir wins world crown

A choir from California struck gold at a major international music festival.

The Bob Cole Conservatory Chamber Choir clinched the prestigious Pavarotti Trophy in the Choir of the World competition at Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod.

Among those they pipped for top spot was the Welsh choir, Cȏr Glanaethwy, who were also finalists in Britain’s Got Talent. (more…)

Llangollen Eisteddfod receives peace award from Rotary International

Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod has been honoured for its contribution to world peace.

The iconic festival was presented with a Rotary International Peace Award by the organisation’s organisation’s 1180 District during a special ceremony on the pavilion stage.

And the leading Rotarian whose brainchild the accolade is says that she couldn’t think of a more deserving recipient than the festival itself, which is this year celebrating 70 years of furthering peace and harmony across the world through music and the arts. (more…)

Portuguese Consul forges new cultural links with iconic festival

A Portuguese community leader in Wrexham has been helping to rekindle cultural links between her home country and Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod.

A ladies’ choir from Oporto was amongst the first competitors at the inaugural festival in 1947.

Then, two years ago, a Portuguese choir was one of the highlights of a hospice summer fete in Wrexham town centre where they were congratulated on their performance by Eisteddfod President Terry Waite who said he’d like to see more competitors and visitors from the country at the festival.  (more…)

Uppingham Children’s Choir excel

Rutland’s Uppingham Children’s Choir produced a stunning performance competing at a major international music festival.

Under the baton of conductor Lesley French the choir took part in the Junior Children’s Choir competition at the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod.

And although they didn’t come away with a win the children excelled in what was a very demanding competition competing against choirs from across Wales and England. (more…)