History

Eisteddfod 2013-4 (2)Every summer since 1947 Llangollen has staged one of the world’s most inspirational cultural festivals. Each year around 4,000 performers and as many as 50,000 visitors converge on this beautiful small Welsh town and its International Pavilion; to sing and dance in a unique combination of competition, performance, and international peace and friendship.

Its competitions climax with the prestigious ‘Choir of the World’, which determines the best overall choir of the event. In 2005 Luciano Pavarotti added his name to the competition in recognition of his appreciation of the festival and its influence on his career.

Read the Original Invite as prepared by W.S. Gwynn Williams for distribution by the British Council. This was the original summons sent out to call overseas competitors to the first ever International Musical Eisteddfod in Llangollen back in 1946 and the sentiment behind it still holds true today.

You can find out much more about Llangollen International Music Eisteddfod by visiting out main visitors’ website.