Llangollen kicks off

Participants from more than fifty countries have travelled to Llangollen for the 60th International Music Eisteddfod, which began yesterday with a concert by baritone Bryn Terfel as the main event of the day – it is his first appearance at the festival in a decade. The event, which runs until the 9 July, will conclude with a gala concert featuring Katherine Jenkins, in her Eisteddfod debut, accompanied by the National Symphony Orchestra.

The Eisteddfod, a festival of music, dance and song, has previously featured performances from the likes of Lesley Garrett, Nigel Kennedy, James Galway and Shirley Bassey, and it received a Nobel Peace Prize nomination in 2004.

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