Heswall Concert Band to compete at Llangollen International Eisteddfod

Heswall Concert Band is set to compete at the prestigious Llangollen International Eisteddfod in July.

Well known within Wirral, the band’s appearance in the Community Band section of the Llangollen festival, which runs from July 2-7 in the Denbighshire tourist town’s world-famous Pavilion, is a highlight of its 2024 programme. 

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 35,000 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.

Greg Williams, musical director of Heswall Concert Band, said, “We are delighted to be selected to compete in this impressive festival. As a community windband, we welcome players of all abilities and ages, usually performing locally on the Wirral. 

“Participation in the Llangollen International Musical Festival will be an amazing opportunity for us to showcase our talent and to enjoy performances from other music makers.”

“We are a community wind instrument band with an age range from sixteen to sixty (and beyond) and abilities from just starting to music degrees and welcome new players. Whatever the existing skills of a new player, we will help and encourage, with parts written for different ability ranges, and provide support and advice from many experienced and qualified musicians.  

“We rehearse weekly in Heswall Hall and perform regularly at locations across the Wirral and afar, playing a wide range of music, from film themes to Shostakovich.  New players should get in touch with our secretary at heswallconcertband@gmail.com.

Image: Greg Williams and the Heswall Concert Band. Credit: Samantha Higgins

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