Thursday 22 November 2018

Music for St. Cecilia's Day

The Gaskell String Quartet

Venue: St. Teilo's Church
Time: 7.30pm
Admission: £10.00 (To include a glass of wine)
The Gaskell String Quartet
Anik Stucki - Violin.
Abigail Hammett - Violin.
Rosamund Hawkins - Viola.
Gunda Baranauskaite - Cello.

The Programme

Felix Mendelssohn - String Quartet No. 3 in D major.
Maurice Ravel - String Quartet in F major.

The Llandeilo Fawr Festival of Music, fresh from what has been hailed as a truly memorable 18th annual event in July this year, is responding to the familiar but insistent entreaties of its Friends and other followers, who have once more clamoured for something to dispel the gloom of approaching winter, while reawakening memories of the sun-kissed musicfest which did so much to enhance our lives in that never-to-be-forgotten summer just gone by.

By the happiest of coincidences, the members of a very fine young instrumental ensemble from Manchester were at the same time thinking about a suitable venue for their own pre-Christmas concert. One of the violinists in that ensemble, Blaenau’s Abi Hammett, has of course become a very familiar figure to Festival audiences in Llandeilo, whether from the lovely way she has carried out her duties at the back of St.Teilo’s or, indeed, from her assured performances in several of the Lunchtime Recital series concerts over the past few years. Abi is now a permanent member of The Gaskell String Quartet and when she approached us we were delighted to arrange for them to come to Llandeilo on the evening of Thursday 22 November.

In 2016 the Quartet won both the prestigious Hirsch and Schubert prizes at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester. Since then they’ve performed live on Radio 3 and this year made their debut performance at the Wigmore Hall in London. They have also been establishing an increasingly impressive reputation abroad, in both Germany and Italy. It will be a privilege then for us to be able to welcome them to St.Teilo’s.

Tickets may be ordered by contacing me on 01269 594303 or else purchased at Peppercorn in King Street. By post from The Secretary 60 Wernddu Road Ammandoes SA18 2NE cheques payable to 'Llandeilo Music Festival'

We very much look forward to meeting up with you again at what will be a first-class Festival reunion.

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