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Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod
at the Royal International Pavilion, Llangollen, Denbighshire, North Wales.
Mon 6 – Sun 12 July 2009

Established in 1947, Llangollen has become one of the world’s great festivals. Once again in 2009, competitors from across the globe take to the stage alongside some of the biggest names in music, including Barbara Dickson, Sir Willard White, and Blake, culminating in a fantastic Licensed to Thrill concert celebrating the music of James Bond featuring the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, conducted by Carl Davis. Plus a lively festival field with events and performances throughout the day, Pre-Concert Talks, Parade of Nations, and Festival within a Festival.

www.llangollen2009.com
01978 862001

Monday 6 July
7.45pm
Opening Gala Concert

Starring Faryl Smith, Mark Evans, Fron Male Voice Choir, Cantorion Colin Jones, Côr Godre'r Aran, and Alexei Kalveks.
The concert supports Llangollen's Competitor Bursary Appeal Fund.
A donation from the Gala's proceeds will also go to Wrexham's Nightingale House Hospice, in association with Côr Godre'r Aran.
Tickets £20

Tuesday 7 July
6pm
World Music @SIX : SARAH SAVOY and the CAJUNS Music from Louisiana

Tuesday 7 July
7.45pm
Barbara Dickson

Singing a selection of her classic hits and folk-inspired songs, Barbara Dickson blends the old with the new including songs such as I know him so well.
Tickets £35, £25, £20, £15

Wednesday 8 July
6pm
World Music @SIX : SOOTHSAYeRS Afro Beat

Wednesday 8 July
7.45pm
Llangollen Peace Concert

A unique experience bringing together folk dancers and choirs from around the world in the spirit of peace and goodwill between nations. Hosted by Eisteddfod President Terry Waite.
Brian Kay, former “King’s Singer”, will conduct of choir of young people from 10 countries sing together with one voice.
Tickets £19, £16, £13, £10

Thursday 9 July
6pm
World Music @SIX : ETRAN FINATAWA The Music of the Desert

Thursday 9 July
7.45pm
Sir Willard White – Robeson Re-explored

Eisteddfod favourite Willard White explores the life and music of Paul Robeson, icon of equality and human rights. Unforgettable spirituals, jazz and folk, including Steal Away, Ain’t Necessarily So and Ol’ Man River.
Tickets £22, £18, £14, £11

Friday 10 July
6pm
World Music @SIX : SPIRO and FIONA MACKENZIE Sounds of the North

Friday 10 July
7.45pm
Blake and Natasha Marsh

The Brit Award-winning Blake are joined by wonderful Soprano Natasha Marsh in an exciting evening of music spanning opera, the classics, and popular music.
Blake’s self-titled number one album, released in 2007, became only the second debut album to win ‘Album of the Year’ at the Classical Brit Awards.
Tickets £25, £20, £15, £12

Sat 11 July
6pm
World Music @SIX : CALICHE Music from the Andes


Sat 11 July
7.45pm
Choir of the World – The Pavarotti Trophy

Simply the most prestigious choir competition in the world…
Winning choirs from the five major choral competitions sing in the grand final. The winner is awarded the famous Pavarotti Trophy, named for the great Italian tenor who competed on the Eisteddfod stage in 1955 when his choir from Modena
won the Men's Choir competition. In 2005 Luciano Pavarotti added his name to the Choir of the World competition.
Tickets: £20, £16, £13, £10

Sun 12 July
6.15pm
World Music @SIX : THE NAKED VIOLIN

Tasmin Little continues her award-winning project to bring the violin and its music to an even wider public with a performance on the Field. Not to be missed!

Sun 12 July
7.45pm
Licensed to Thrill – The Music of James Bond

Carl Davis presents the music of James Bond 007
The Eisteddfod will be shaken and stirred!
Featuring the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera, vocalists Mary Carewe and Simon Bowman, and hosted by Honor Blackman, aka Pussy Galore.
Tickets: £39, £33, £24, £16

www.llangollen2009.com
Press Enquiries: Janet Major 01978 862001

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