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Monday, December 10, 2018

Eisteddfod hosts Christmas carol concert

* Elan Catrin Parry will appear in the Eisteddfod concert on December 16.

Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is to host a festive carol concert to celebrate the launch of the 2019 concert series line-up.

The concert on Sunday 16th December will be filled with young local talent with performances from Welsh singing sensation and finalist of the 2018 Vocal Solo competition, Elan Catrin Parry, who will be showcasing songs from her debut album, “Angel” alongside other special guests pianist Julian Gonzales, Llangollen Operatic Young ‘Uns’, Ysgol Dinas Brรขn Band and Wrexham County Youth Choir.

Guests will be greeted with a traditional mince pie and merry glass of mulled wine to warm up their own vocal cords in time to join in with the cheerful Christmas carols, in the comfort of the main internal hall in the pavilion.

The Eisteddfod is also offering visitors the chance to win a selection of raffle prizes, with all proceeds from the event going towards their bursary fund, which supports international competitors in their visit to Llangollen.

Llangollen Eisteddfod Chairman, Dr Rhys Davies said: “It’s been an exhilarating few weeks in Llangollen, completing final preparations for the 2019 Llangollen Eisteddfod concert launch, which will showcase musical excellence and offers something for everyone.

“We’re really proud of this year’s festival line-up and our Christmas concert will bring people together in a musical celebration, which is what the Eisteddfod is all about. It promises to be a delightful evening and we’re very much looking forward to welcoming the exceptionally talented Elan Catrin Parry back to Llangollen."  

Music Director of the Festival, Dr Edward-Rhys Harry said: “It’s an extremely exciting time of year here at the Eisteddfod, from announcing the 2019 line-up to getting full-swing into the holiday season.

“The Christmas concert will help to raise vital funds for the bursary fund ensuring that we can welcome as many international competitors to Llangollen in July as possible. It is great to see such talented young local performers giving their time to support this cause.

“It is definitely going to be a Christmas concert not to be missed and most certainly the perfect excuse to enter into the festive spirit.”

* Tickets for the Christmas concert are available from the Eisteddfod Ticket Office by calling 01978 862000 and Llangollen Tourist Information. Tickets are priced at £10 for adults, £8.00 for concessions, £5.00 for children with under 5’s free. For further information please visit

After the highly anticipated announcement of the 2019 concert series last week, priority tickets to the seven-day event went on sale for Festival Pass holders and Friends of the Eisteddfod. To become a Friend of the Eisteddfod and access priority booking, please telephone 01978 862001 or visit

Tickets for the 2019 concert strand will be on sale to the general public from 9.00am on Wednesday 12th December.

For regular news and updates about the Festival follow us on Twitter @llangollen_Eist , like our Facebook page Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod or follow us on Instagram @llangollen_eisteddfod. 

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