Variety of performers are
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