For The Fallen

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This event will be the second to be promoted by the new partnership which we have formed with our friends in All Saints Church in Ammanford, following the Good Friday performance, earlier this year, of Stainer’s ‘Crucifixion’ with the John S. Davies Singers. The rationale behind this venture is what we see as the need to extend the Llandeilo Fawr Festival’s own sphere of operation, not only to provide new audiences and new Friends for the Festival itself, but also to bring much-needed musical and cultural excellence to places which are perhaps lacking in such provision and who have no doubt been looking enviously at what we have succeeded in achieving over the past 18 years in Llandeilo.

All Saints Church will be the most appropriate venue for an evening such as this. It was in the course of construction while the terrible 1914-1918 World War was raging and its iconic clock tower, visible from miles around, was added some ten years later in memory of the fallen in that conflict. It would be hard to think of a more fitting place therefore to hold a commemoration such as this, in a year which marks the passing of a whole century since the eventual Armistice in 1918. The church has been beautifully restored in the past few years, which in itself was an act of homage to those to whom we owed, and continue to owe, so much.

This will be truly an evening to savour. Matthew Trusler is one of Britain’s leading violinists, having studied with the legendary Italian virtuoso, Ruggiero Ricci, and he has worked closely over the years with a pianist described as “an endlessly fascinating artist”, Ashley Wass. Ashley enjoys the enormous distinction of being the only British winner, so far, of the London International Piano Competition and he and Matthew will be joined by one of the most familiar television and radio presenters, Petroc Trelawney, who will be reading some of the most haunting and moving poems associated with the Great War. Petroc has of course become a household name, both on BBC television and Radio 3, and is instantly recognisable from his countless appearances as presenter of the BBC Promenade Concerts, the renowned New Years Day concerts from Vienna and the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competitions. The specially chosen music will include Vaughan Williams’s ‘The Lark Ascending’ and this, I can safely say, will be an evening like no other.

We will, subject to demand, be running a bus from Llandeilo’s main car park, leaving at 6.00pm. If you require transport please let us know no later than Thursday 27th September.

Tickets are available from Peppercorn in Llandeilo (01558 822410) or by ringing 01269 594303.
Tickets can also be purchased from - Ticketsource.

Saturday 14th July - Saturday 21st July

Welcome to The Llandeilo Festival of Music 2018

Patron: Lord Dynevor

The eighteenth annual music festival at Llandeilo seems certain to continue, and indeed enhance, the Festival’s well-earned reputation for attracting world-ranking artists to this small market-town in West Wales. Over the years it has earned both the respect and critical approval of music-lovers from all over the country, drawing enthusiastic audiences to the various Festival venues for concerts and recitals, all characterised by its Artistic Director’s imaginative programme planning. As in previous years there will be free daily Lunchtime concerts and the Schools Outreach Programme will involve local primary school pupils in the excitement of this vibrant annual event.

2018 Artist Photographs

A selection of photographs of this year's artistes can be viewed here.

The Programme

The full programme for this year's Festival is now available and the various sections of the site can be accessed via the MENU button at the top right of each page. This will open up a list of options to the left of the screen. If you have any questions about the festival you can use the Contact Form or, view the FAQ page.

If you would like to see an overview of this year's programme please go to this page.

Some Of This Year's Artists

Our Sponsors

The organisers of the Festival are once again grateful for the support and sponsorship received from the following:

Cyngor Tref Llandeilo Town Council

Colwinston Charitable Trust

Pembrey Physiotherapy Clinic

Arts Council Of Wales

LHP Accountants

The Plough Inn

University Of Wales Trinity Saint David

Arts Council Of Wales

Carreg Law

Noson Allan - Night Out

The National Trust

Ty Cerdd Music Centre Wales

Ashmole & Co

Hugh Williams Son & Co Solicitors

The Cawdor

Michael Barclay

Bwydydd Castell Howell Foods

Jean and Huw Jones & TRJ (Betws)

Swansea Building Society