Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod

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Country and Region United KingdomWales
Type of Festival Dance, Music
Location of Festival Llangollen, Denbighshire, Wales UK
Festival Contact Information

Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod
Royal International Pavilion
Abbey Road
Llangollen, Denbighshire
LL20 8SW Wales UK
Phone: (44) 1978-862000
Fax: (44) 1978-862002
Email: info@international-eisteddfod.co.uk

Festival Description

We are a festival in the traditions of the Welsh Eisteddfod but are international. We began in 1947 as the idea of one man who thought that bringing the world together under the flag of music bright help to go some way to help soothe the ravages left by the Second World War. We are still going strong and still achieving that original aim, although the festival has grown and developed. 40,000 visitors come to Llangollen for a week in July, 5,000 of whom are competitors to compete in Choral Music Competitions, Folk Music Competitions, Folk Dance Competitions, Barbershop Competitions and to generally meet people from such countries as Nepal, Ghana, Iceland, Chechnya, USA, Philippines – just some of the entries for this year’s Eisteddfod.

Our evening concerts feature world-renowned artists such as José Carreras, Shirley Bassey, Bryn Terfel, Elaine Paige, Catherine Jenkins, Michael Ball and – Luciano Pavarotti who returned to Llangollen in 1995 to say ‘thank you’ to the festival where, with his town choir, he won first prize in the Male Voice Competition in 1955 and that experience he told everyone he could, changed his life.

Llangollen is a beautiful small town in North Wales, surrounded by the Berwyn Hills, with the River Dee running through it. Popular with canoeists (World Championships have been held here), it is known as a friendly, welcoming and international town, where people from all nations come once a year to meet in friendship.

Festival Dates July 9 - 14, 2013
Festival Links http://www.international-eisteddfod.co.uk/

Festival Events:

Highlights 2013:
  • Cuban Evening — Thursday, July 11
    • Raise the temperature with sizzling Latin salsa dance from James and Ola Jordan, professional dancers from Strictly Come Dancing. Then feel the Caribbean heat as Cuba’s legendary Cuban music ensemble Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club ® takes to the stage. This unique two-act evening will be hotter than Havana! Package includes:
    • Cocktail on arrival,
    • Bowl food Cuban inspired menu,
    • Entrance ticket,
    • £85 per person
  • Jools Holland Evening — Sunday, July 14
    • Enjoy a spectacular final act in the company of keyboard king and bandleader Jools Holland, and his very talented entourage. Featuring former Squeeze drummer Gilson Lavis and guest vocalists Ruby Turner and Louise Marshall. Package Includes:
    • Drink on arrival,
    • Buffet menu,
    • Entance ticket,
    • £85 per person
  • For more information or to book please visit the Eisteddfod Website


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