The 2017 Llandeilo Festival of Music

15th July - 22nd July

Beautiful Music Performed By Great Artists In An Idyllic Hill-Top Setting

Welcome to The Llandeilo Festival of Music 2017.
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Festival Gallery 2017

The first small selection of my photographs from the 2017 Festival can be viewed [here].
Martin GJ Smith

Ticket available by:

Card purchases Hotline 01267 -231557

By post from the Festival Secretary 60 Wernddu Road Ammanford SA18 2NE. Tel. 01269-594303 (Cheques payable to ‘Llandeilo Fawr Music Festival’)
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Festival Launch - Golden Grove Mansion. 16 June 2017


One of the factors which have played a major role in the establishment and development of the Llandeilo Festival of Music, helping it to take the prominent place in the increasingly competitive British festival scene which it now occupies, has been the way in which the town’s leading institutions and tourist attractions have sought to involve themselves in the Festival’s success. The National Trust were the first to recognize the Festival’s potential to attract visitors to the area and they became enthusiastic partners of the Festival in promoting both indoor and outdoor evenings at its iconic Newton House (the former home of the Festival’s Patron, Lord Dynevor). Next came Aberglasney Gardens, where a number of very successful Open Air Opera performances were staged as well as some memorable jazz evenings.

Now the third member of a unique Llandeilo trinity of historic buildings has come on board. Golden Grove mansion, the third such structure to occupy this magnificent woodland site, was built by the 1st Earl Cawdor in the early part of the nineteenth century and remained in the occupation of the Cawdor family until 1935. Its present owner, Richard Salmon, has long since expressed a desire to become involved with the Festival and this year he gets his wish when Golden Grove will be the venue for the launch of the seventeenth annual event. There will be a musical soiree at the house, on Friday 16 June, featuring pianist, Gerald Jones.

The concert will be preceded by a champagne reception and, if the weather permits, we shall be holding this on the lawns of the mansion (if you watched the recent serialization of Evelyn Waugh’s ‘Decline and Fall’ on BBC television you may remember the surreal ‘Sports Day’ on those same lawns!). You may wish to consider therefore bringing a folding chair if you would prefer to avoid ‘standing around’. The musical entertainment to follow will of course be in the house itself and there will be chairs for those who prefer to sit at the same level as that on which the Bechstein Grand Piano will be situated, rather than using the more elevated vantage points provided by the ornamental stairs. If you intend to sit on the stairs then please feel free to bring a cushion along with you.

This will be a delightful, and novel, way of launching the festival, said its Artistic Director, Julia Jones, and we are extremely grateful to Mr.Richard Salmon for his support and for making it all possible.

Tickets £15 (to include Champagne reception and a fork).
Tel: 01269-594303
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Artists appearing this year.

Cantorion John S. Davies
John S. Davies
Huw Tregelles Williams

Guitar & Voice
Lotte Betts-Dean
Andrey Lebedev

The Canola Trio
Rhys Taylor
Rhian Porter
Caradog Williams

Tasmin Little
Martin Roscoe

Treske Quartet
Oliver Baily
Abigail Hammett
Ben Kearsley
Louis Baily

Clarinet Goes To Town
Emma Johnson
John Lenehan
Paul Clarvis

Luke Jones
Gerald Jones

The Charlie Wood Quartet

The Brodsky Quartet
Daniel Rowland
Ian Belton
Paul Cassidy
Jacqueline Thomas

Cantorion Eilir Owen Griffiths
British Sinfonietta
Gary Griffiths
Rhodri Prys Jones
Hannah John

Billy’s Band
Dan Newell

Lotte Betts-Dean
Andrey Lebedev
Tasmin Little
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Emma Johnson
John Lenehan
Paul Clarvis
Luke Jones
The Brodsky Quartet
John S. Davies
Gary Griffiths
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Eilir Owen Griffiths
Abigail Hammett
Oliver Baily
Louis Baily
Rhys Taylor
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