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More singers needed for world premiere at international festival

A top conductor who led the Fron Choir to global fame is looking for more singers from North Wales to join a new choir for a world premiere at an international festival. In particular tenors and basses are desperately needed to join the ranks of the Welsh National Opera’s Festival Community Chorus at this year’s […]

Young piano virtuoso Luke swaps global stage for Wrexham chapel

An internationally renowned young piano virtuoso is returning to his roots for a charity concert as a favour to his former primary school teacher. Luke Jones, 22, is celebrating after taking second prize at the world famous Maria Canals International Piano Competition in Barcelona and first prize at the Bromsgrove International Musicians Competition. But in […]

Prestigious prize attracts record number of international entries

A global search to find a new international singing star has attracted a record number of entries. The prestigious Pendine International Voice of the Future competition will be one of the highlights of the week-long Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod which gets underway on Tuesday, July 3. The aim of the annual competition which started in […]

New bowling alley boss aims to strike it lucky for charity

The new manager of a Wrexham tenpin bowling centre has pledged to strike up partnerships with community groups and charities. Martin Carrigan, 41, who has just taken over the reins at tenpin at Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre also wants to start special sessions for children and people with autism. He said: “We are a business of […]

Care home residents mesmerised by stunning performance of top Russian harpist Valeria

One of the world’s greatest harpists took time out from an international festival to perform for residents of a care home in Caernarfon. Russian Valeria Voshchennikova  was one of the stars of the opening concert at  the Wales International Harp Festival in Caernarfon. Valeria is a soloist with the Bolshoi Theatre Orchestra and is the […]

Battle group plan massive splash at Colwyn Bay’s Forties Festival

A World War Two battle re-enactment group is set to make a massive splash at Colwyn Bay’s 1940s festival next month. The supercharged display will be put on by North West Military Collectors group (NWMIL), whose pyrotechnic experts strive to make the action as authentic as possible. As part of their explosive exhibition they plan […]

Play about dementia is emotional experience for youngsters

Youngsters from a Flintshire primary school have given a thumbs-up to a heart-warming play about the impact of dementia seen through the eyes of a young boy. Pupils of Ysgol Gwenffrwd, Holywell, attended a performance of Ŵy, Chips A Nain (Egg, Chips and Grandma in Welsh) at Theatr Clwyd in Mold. The play tells the […]

Top harpist dedicates performance to Catrin Finch who’s battling cancer

One of the world’s top harpists has come to the rescue of an international festival after Catrin Finch was forced to pull out because she is battling breast cancer. According to Isabelle Moretti, she will dedicate her performance at the fourth Wales International Harp Festival in Caernarfon to the former royal harpist who recently announced […]