Last Friday we were invited* to Llangollen for their International Eisteddfod. Every summer since 1947 Llangollen has staged one of the world’s most inspirational cultural festivals. It is six days of singing, dancing, competitions, performances and international peace and friendship.
 
 
Llangollen International Eisteddfod review
 
 
We didn’t really know what to expect but were looking forward to seeing Van Morrison in the evening. 
 
 
Llangollen International Eisteddfod review
 
 
During the day there were three stages with various artists on from rock bands to country solo artists. 
 
 
Llangollen International Eisteddfod review
 
There was a circus tent where children could go and learn how to do various circus acts such as walking on a tight rope, juggling, plate spinning and diablo. There was also marquee where children could do arts and crafts for free.
 
 
Llangollen International Eisteddfod review
 
There were plenty of stalls including crafts, clothes and gifts. There were also various bars and food trucks. 
 
We watched the Parade of Nations in the afternoon which went from the festival site through the town. The Parade was so lovely to watch and brought me to tears, seeing the various nations marching and singing in their traditional dress.
 
 
Llangollen International Eisteddfod review
 
In the evening we were very lucky to watch Van Morrison. He was absolutely incredible. We watched for an hour but apparently he continued for another two hours! His voice is just magical and he also played various musical instruments. His backing singer and band were also incredibly talented.
 
 
Llangollen International Eisteddfod review
 
I would definitely recommend going to the Eisteddfod next year and making a holiday out of it, there is so much to explore around the Llangollen area that we are planning on returning soon. The scenery is breathtaking and the people very welcoming x
 
 

 
 
 
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15 Comments

15 Comments on Llangollen International Eisteddfod review

  1. Oh wow what an amazing sounding event this seems to be. I love finding out about all these different festivals and local events they always seem like the most fun things to go and get to be part of and it is great when communities come together.

  2. I have heard such amazing things about the Eisteddfod and I’m super envious of you getting the chance to attend. The Van Morrison gig sounds amazing, I’m always in awe of people who play multiple instruments as I struggled with just a recorder!
    C x

  3. Oh wow Jenni what an experience and its great to see that this event has been around for so many years and with such a huge success still. We love Van as well 🙂

  4. I absolutely adore Llangollen. I went there for the first time earlier this year on a visit to north east Wales, and I went to the oldest wine bar in Wales (Gales Wine Bar)!

  5. Wow! The International Eisteddfod is definitely worth considering for next year! I love the idea of the circus tent and other activities for children and there are so many other things to experience there – something for everyone!

  6. Llangollen is such a great Eisteddfodd. We’re all ready excited here cause the National One is coming to Tregaron in 2020!

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