Arts

Godfather of Merseysound to play major new North Wales outdoor festival

The Lightning Seeds’ Ian Broudie, the godfather of the Liverpool music scene, will bring his own vibrant Mersey sound to make waves at Wales’s newest major sport and music festival this summer. Broudie is best known as the man behind Three Lions, the football anthem that so nearly swept England to European Championship glory 21 […]

Pupils make music with world-class orchestra and care home residents

Schoolchildren joined forces with a world-renowned orchestra and a care organisation to work on a pioneering project about the Welsh colony in Patagonia. Pupils from Ysgol Bodhyfryd in Wrexham spent the afternoon making music with the Hallé orchestra and the residents of the Hillbury care home which is part of the Pendine Park care organisation. […]

Glamophones help North Wales Forties Festival go with a swing

Retro girl band The Glamophones will help nostalgia lovers get ‘in the mood’ at a North Wales Forties Festival later this month. The Glamophones, who perform songs from the 1940s, right through to modern day hits with a vintage twist, will ensure the festival in Colwyn Bay, on Saturday May 20 and Sunday May 21, goes with […]

Pioneering art project in running for a top award

A pioneering art project that bridged the generation gap between residents of a care home and local primary school children is in the running for a top award. Pupils from Ysgol yr Hendre in Caernarfon visited Bryn Seiont Newydd on the outskirts of the town so they could work alongside the people living there to […]

Choir celebrates golden jubilee in style

One of Wales’s finest male voice choirs is celebrating its 50th anniversary in style – with the help of a care organisation. Côr Meibion Caernarfon’s special golden jubilee concert at Galeri on Friday, July 14, is being sponsored by Pendine Park who run the Bryn Seiont Newydd dementia centre on the outskirts of the town. […]

Scouting for Girls, Lightning Seeds, Toploader headline Bala outdoor festival

Multi-million selling pop rockers Scouting for Girls, the Lightning Seeds and Toploader are set to headline the first Snowdonia Outdoor Festival in Bala this August, with more to be announced very soon. SFG are best known for the UK number one She’s So Lovely and Toploader had a massive worldwide hit with Dancing In The […]

Search is on for community choristers to sing with opera stars at iconic music festival

A search has been launched to find singers to join a new community chorus to share the stage with world class soloists at an international music festival. The first performance of the Festival Chorus will be a highlight of this year’s North Wales International Music Festival, which has firmly established itself as one of the […]

Last call for young talent to join Sir Bryn Terfel on stage

Time is running out for a talented boy soprano or treble to apply for the chance to perform with Sir Bryn Terfel on stage at this year’s Llangollen Eisteddfod. The once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will see the successful boy soprano or treble join the cast of the classic opera, Tosca, in the role of Shepherd Boy, completing […]

Wales’ oldest chorister Sally, 93, is still hitting the high notes

Wales’s oldest chorister Sally Davies is still hitting the high notes at the grand age of 93. The great grandmother of 13 joined the Rwsters Choir in Llanrwst as a way of beating loneliness and isolation. According to Mrs Davies, signing up to sing with them was the best thing she’s ever done and as […]

Search for talented young singer to join Sir Bryn and other global greats

A search has been launched to find a talented young singer for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to perform with Sir Bryn Terfel and two other global opera stars. The renowned bass baritone will be starring with Lithuanian tenor Kristian Benedikt and Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais in the classic opera, Tosca, at Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod this […]