Arts

Top vocal group will hit the high notes at music festival

One of the world’s top a cappella groups will bring an eclectic mix of classical music, folk, jazz and pure pop to the North Wales International Music Festival. British ensemble VOCES8 are heading to St Asaph Cathedral on Thursday, September 28 and it will be one of the first concerts for soprano Eleonore Cockerham who […]

Exhilarating start to top music festival

A top music festival got off to a “truly exhilarating” start with a concert starring talented young musicians from across Wales. The National Youth Brass Band of Wales (NYBBW) wowed the audience at the North Wales International Music Festival at St Asaph Cathedral on Saturday night, under the baton of conductor Ian Porthouse. The acclaimed […]

Sky’s the limit for care home residents

Residents at a care home have been flying high after organising their own kite festival. The sky above Pendine Park in Wrexham was a blaze of colour after the residents designed and made the kites. The festival was the idea of enrichment and activities co-ordinator Elaine Lee who works at Penybryn, a centre of excellence […]

Cathedral with acoustics better than iconic Sydney Opera House gears up for festival

A host of world class musicians are heading for an ancient cathedral where the acoustics are “better than the iconic Sydney Opera House”. The combination of stone and the vaulted wooden ceiling at the 13th century St Asaph Cathedral has created a unique venue for the prestigious North Wales International Music Festival which got underway […]

Colwyn Bay turned into massive art gallery with new photo festival

A North Wales seaside town is to become a massive outdoor art gallery as part of a brand new photo festival. Colwyn Bay is partnering with Aberystwyth to host the inaugural Northern Eye International Photography Festival, with a host of speakers from the world of photography, including the past and present picture editors of the […]

Red hot quartet head for festival

A world-renowned early music group will transform itself into an imaginary gypsy band at a top festival. The Red Priest quartet will relive the wild virtuosity of early Baroque masters when they star at the North Wales International Music Festival at St Asaph Cathedral at 7.30pm on Friday, September 22. Their return visit to the […]

Flamboyant Italian pianist stars at top music festival

One of the world’s top young pianists will be starring at a music festival. The flamboyant Italian, Federico Colli, 29, will be appearing at the North Wales International Music Festival at St Asaph Cathedral at 7:30pm on Thursday, September 21. He has quickly forged a reputation as one of the world’s top young pianists after […]

A stitch in time saves Nain

A team of young knitting stars have come up with a “purl” of an idea to help people with dementia. The five pupils from Llay CP School have made twiddle blankets and mitts for the residents of Pendine Park in Wrexham. They were given a warm welcome when they presented their natty gifts at the […]

Globally successful composer Robat honoured on home turf

The work of a composer whose song helped achieve a Guinness World Record for the fastest selling debut album in the UK will be celebrated at a music festival. Robat Arwyn, from Ruthin, wrote the music for a song called Benedictus on an album by three Irish Catholic priests backed by the Vatican Choir which […]

Violin virtuoso heads for St Asaph

One of the world’s top violinists who made her concert debut at the age of eight is heading for a top music festival. South Korean virtuoso Ye-Eun Choi will take the audience at the North Wales International Music Festival on a journey from East to West during the final concert on Saturday, September 30. Ye-Eun […]