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Llangollen International Eisteddfod

A sea of people on Llangollen's stone bridge

Highlights from the 2009 Llangollen world music festival.

About Llangollen

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Performers & concerts

Barbara Dickson
Barbara Dickson

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 Mark Evans , homegrown Fron Male Voice Choir Fron Male Voice Choir, Colin Jones, Côr Godre'r Aran and Alexei Kalveks.

Singer Barbara Dickson 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 Terry Waite .

Sir Willard White
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 Natasha Marsh and classical group Blake .

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: www.llangollen2009.com


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