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.
The number of overseas choirs and dance troupes heading for an iconic international North Wales international musical festival is up for the first time for several years
The Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, which was set up to promote peace and harmony in the aftermath of the Second World War, and this month it celebrates an historic milestone, has seen an upsurge in the number of groups entering its competitions. (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…)