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The National Eisteddfod at 150

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Dan Williams Dan Williams | 15:59 UK time, Thursday, 24 February 2011

With the National Eisteddfod celebrating its 150th year this year, a week-long event is being planned in Wrexham from 29 July Stars from in and around Wales are coming together to celebrate the event and to kick-start the Eisteddfod festivities.

Welsh operatic tenor Wynne Evans

Welsh operatic tenor Wynne Evans

The events will include a night of the best Welsh pop songs accompanied by some of the biggest names on the Welsh pop scene, such as Elin Fflur, Bryn Fon and Caryl Parry Jones. The week will also include some of Wales' most popular operatic and classical performers including Shân Cothi, pianist Llŷr Williams and Wynne Evans - he of the Go Compare adverts - plus Wales' answer to the Three Tenors, Aled Hall, Alun Rhys Jenkins and Rhys Meirion.

Eisteddfod organiser Hywel Wyn Edwards told the Daily Post: "I hope the programme will appeal to our regular visitors and those who live within the Eisteddfod catchment area."

As ever the Eisteddfod has tried to cater to all musical tastes during the week, by appealing not only to those who visit the Eisteddfod every year, but to those in the Wrexham area that might not typically attend the festival.

For more information and tickets, which go on sale from 1March, visit the National Eisteddfod website.


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