Va­ri­ety of per­form­ers are

Glamorgan Gazette - - Your Diary -

THE eighth annual Cow­bridge Mu­sic Fes­ti­val will launch this week­end.

Run­ning be­tween September 8 and 23, the fes­ti­val’s founders Mary El­liott-Rose and Sam Ed­wards have been wel­com­ing per­form­ers to Cow­bridge since 2010.

The pair grew up in Cow­bridge and so have a gen­uine con­nec­tion with the pic­turesque mar­ket town.

A va­ri­ety of mu­si­cal artists from dif­fer­ent gen­res will per­form in venues around the town, in­clud­ing The King’s Singers, Welsh pi­anist Llyr Wil­liams and the Nidur En­sem­ble, Ir­ish so­prano Ail­ish Ty­nan ac­com­pa­nied by Iain Burn­side, Jamie Smith’s Mabon, The Misha Mullov-Ab­bado Sex­tet and Ger­man vir­tu­oso vi­o­lin­ist Veronika Eberle.

The fes­ti­val places sig­nif­i­cant em­pha­sis on ed­u­ca­tion and out­reach, with a range of ac­ces­si­ble ac­tiv­i­ties in­clud­ing schools’ Samba work­shops and au­thor Lucy Owen’s “Boo-a-Bog in the Park”, an in­ter­ac­tive con­cert for chil­dren un­der 12 narrated by Lucy and her hus­band Rho­dri Owen.

The con­cert runs in part­ner­ship with a char­ity called Chil­dren’s Mu­si­cal Ad­ven­tures which aims to pro­vide the best mu­si­cal ed­u­ca­tion to all chil­dren, re­gard­less of gen­der, sex, eth­nic back­ground or re­li­gion.

The char­ity founders were aware there weren’t enough en­gag­ing classi-

Jamie Smith’s Mabon will be per­form­ing at Cow­bridge Mu­sic

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