Blur legend choir to sing in aid of sex abuse survivors

A male voice choir that recorded a song with Blur legend Damon Albarn will take centre stage at a concert in aid of survivors of sexual abuse. Côr y Penrhyn will perform at the concert hosted by North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones at Bangor Cathedral on Friday, March 8. All the proceeds […]

Chance for greatest dancers to be on top of the world

A brand new festival is to offer Wales’s dancing hopefuls a unique route into one of the world’s greatest cultural events – and the chance to compete for a share of £3,500. In a ground-breaking partnership the inaugural Festival of Discovery on Anglesey in May will give 12 troupes of folk dancers the chance to […]

Top harpist swaps Albert Hall for care home

One of the UK’s most talented young harpists treated care home residents to a virtuoso performance. Elfair Grug, 29, swapped the prestigious Albert Hall in London for Pendine Park’s Bryn Bella Care Home in Wrexham where she put on an hour-long concert. Her repertoire included classical music, some Irish, Scottish and Welsh folk tunes and […]

Retired HGV driver Roy, 92, celebrates his silver wedding anniversary in style

A 92-year-old HGV driver who met his wife across a Post Office counter is celebrating his silver wedding anniversary in style. Roy Judge and his wife Vivien, 66, joined party-goers at a glamorous Tea and Tiara event at the Tabernacle venue in Llandudno. The event was one of three sessions organised by Culture Action Llandudno […]

Audience will lap up music from wacky Xbox orchestra

A wacky orchestra that uses computers and Xbox game controllers to make music will be taking centre stage at a top festival. The Swansea Laptop Orchestra are promising an “exciting and stimulating” evening at the Bangor Music Festival which gets under way at the city’s Pontio centre on Friday, February 8. According to the festival’s […]

Top festival comes of age with boomwhackers and 21 world premieres

A remarkable 21 world premieres will be taking place at top musical festival in North Wales. The new works will be among the highlights of the critically-acclaimed Bangor Music Festival which gets under way at the city’s Pontio centre on Friday, February 8. According to the festival’s artistic director, Dr Guto Pryderi Puw, a senior […]

Gwern and Lowri earn pop star status as Deian a Loli mania sweeps Wales

Two child actors who play mischievous twins with secret super powers in a hit TV show are getting used to “pop star status” with their legion of fans across Wales. Gwern Jones,11, from Llanrug, near Caernarfon and Lowri Jarman,10, from Llanuwchllyn, near Bala, have taken on the title roles in the new series of Deian […]

Crocodiles and dragons star in spooky Christmas story

A group of talented care home residents have worked with members of a symphony orchestra to come up with a spooky Christmas tale with an added musical twist. The people living at the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham teamed up with professional storyteller Jacqui Bloor for a creative writing workshop. The story which featured […]

Roll up! Roll up! Circus magic comes to care home

Musicians from a world famous orchestra brought the roar of the crowd and the smell of the grease paint to a care home as part of a “magical” circus workshop. Two members of Manchester’s acclaimed Hallé orchestra brought the joyous sounds of the Big Top to Pendine Park in Wrexham, engaging residents in a magical melee […]

Rising star Elgan joins forces with flagship orchestra

A rising star of opera is to join forces with the flagship orchestra of North Wales to welcome in 2019 in rousing musical style at Wrexham and St Asaph. Up and coming Llandudno-born tenor Elgan Llŷr Thomas, 28, is thrilled to at last be taking centre stage as a soloist with the NEW Sinfonia Orchestra […]