A sea of people on Llangollen's stone bridge
Highlights from the 2009 Llangollen world music festival.
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Performers & concerts
Here's a round-up of the performers who appeared at the 2009
Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod
[6-12 July 2009].
The big names were singers Barbara Dickson and Sir Willard White, among others, with actress Honor Blackman playing host - and not to mention hundreds of competitors from 50 nations.
For the first time's there was an
opening gala evening concert
[Monday 6 July] starring Faryl Smith, Denbigh's
Fron Male Voice Choir
Fron Male Voice Choir, Colin Jones, Côr Godre'r Aran and Alexei Kalveks.
performed Tuesday's evening concert - that was after the traditional parade of competitors marching around the town centre in national costume to mark the opening of the festival.
Wednesday was International Song & Dance Day with choirs and folk dancing and the evening concert is the annual Llangollen Peace Concert hosted by
Sir Willard White
Thursday was International Youth Day with the evening concert performed by
Sir Willard White
Friday was International Celtic and Folk Day with an evening performance by classical singer
and classical group
Saturday was International Family Day, as the name suggests, it's the main day for families to soak up the atmosphere around the showground as - throughout the course of the eisteddfod - there was live music events and dancing on field as well as competitions inside the pavilion.
There was another first for the eisteddfod on Sunday, with a new line-up on the showfield throughout the day and ahead of the final evening concert,
Licensed to Thrill
, featuring the
Orchestra of Welsh National Opera
, singer Mary Carewe and Simon Bowman, and hosted by actress Honor Blackman.
Competitions & results
Results posted on the eisteddfod website: