Fishguard International Music Festival

24 July – 1 August 2017

Welcome

How lucky we are! Every summer we have the opportunity to present world class music against the stunning backdrop of North Pembrokeshire. The combination of glorious music and magical settings makes for a memorable experience – for audiences and musicians alike. We look forward to seeing you at this year’s festival where a warm welcome awaits you.

Peter Donohoe CBE
Gillian Green MBE
Joint Artistic Directors

2017 Festival

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July 2017

European Union Chamber Orchestra

July 24 @ 19:30
St Mary’s Church, Haverfordwest, 8 High Street
Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA61 2DA United Kingdom
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The acclaimed European Union Chamber Orchestra provide a joyous opening to this year’s festival.

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Tiny Tots Concert

July 25 @ 10:30
Fishguard Library, Town Hall, Market Square
Fishguard, Pembrokeshire SA65 9HE United Kingdom
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with Calan-ish Free event.

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Family Concert

July 25 @ 15:00
Theatr Gwaun, West Street
Fishguard, Pembrokeshire SA65 9AD United Kingdom
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You can’t help but smile when the Welsh folk band Calan-ish take to the stage with their high spirited, sparkling melodies and foot tapping tunes.

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Elenid Owen and Evgenia Startseva

July 25 @ 19:30
Holy Name Catholic Church, Vergam Terrace
Fishguard, Pembrokeshire SA65 9DF United Kingdom
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After 24 years living in Paris as a member of Quatuor Ludwig, one of Europe’s finest string quartets, Elenid Owen has returned to Wales. She is joined by Kazakhstan – born Evgenia Startseva.

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Newport Music Society Showcase

July 26 @ 15:00
Ebenezer Chapel, Newport, Lower St Mary's Street
Newport, Pembrokeshire SA42 0TS United Kingdom
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NMS CGT

Annual event

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Welsh National Opera Orchestra

July 26 @ 19:30
St Davids Cathedral, The Close
St Davids, Pembrokeshire SA62 6RD United Kingdom
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Artistic Director Peter Donohoe is the soloist for possibly the greatest of all Russian piano concertos - Tchaikovsky’s First.

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Anne Denholm

July 27 @ 15:00
Tabor Chapel, Dinas Cross
Newport, Pembrokeshire SA42 0XG United Kingdom
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Official Harpist to HRH The Prince of Wales Anne Denholm displays the beauty and versatility of the harp repertoire taking us on a musical tour of Wales, France, England, Russia and Italy.

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Rebecca Afonwy Jones and Evgenia Startseva

July 27 @ 19:30
Holy Name Catholic Church, Vergam Terrace
Fishguard, Pembrokeshire SA65 9DF United Kingdom
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Rebecca Afonwy Jones copyright Tim Dunk, Evgenia Startseva

Rebecca and Evgenia’s choice of music for voice and piano provides a colourful kaleidoscope of sounds bound together by deep, heartfelt emotion.

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Saints and Stones

July 28 @ 10:00
Fishguard Town Hall, Market Square
Fishguard, Pembrokeshire SA65 9HE United Kingdom
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Follow in the footsteps of the ancient pilgrims with a guided tour led by local historian Richard Davies to four churches across north Pembrokeshire.

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Welsh National Opera Orchestra

July 28 @ 17:00
Neuadd y Dderwen, Rhosygilwen, Rhosygilwen
Cilgerran, Pembrokeshire SA43 2TWSA4 United Kingdom
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A performance of the complete Brandenburg Concertos is a real treat.

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The Hermes Experiment

July 29 @ 14:00
St Mary’s Church, Fishguard, Main Street
Fishguard, Pembrokeshire SA65 9AU United Kingdom
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Sporting a line-up of harp, clarinet, voice and double bass, The Hermes Experiment bring an invigorating breath of fresh air to the music scene.

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Anna Tsybuleva

July 29 @ 19:30
Neuadd y Dderwen, Rhosygilwen, Rhosygilwen
Cilgerran, Pembrokeshire SA43 2TWSA4 United Kingdom
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We are thrilled to welcome the winner of the 2015 Leeds International Piano Competition, Anna Tsybuleva.

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Mererid Hopwood – Mapping the Mabinogi

July 30 @ 15:00
Gellifawr Woodland Retreat, Pontfaen
Newport, Pembrokeshire SA65 9TX United Kingdom
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Poet and author Mererid Hopwood explores the associations between the north Pembrokeshire landscape and the stories of the Mabinogi

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Festival Service

July 30 @ 19:30
St Mary’s Church, Fishguard, Main Street
Fishguard, Pembrokeshire SA65 9AU United Kingdom
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A celebration of readings, prayers and music. All welcome

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Gould Piano Trio with Mark Simpson

July 31 @ 19:30
St Mary’s Church, Newport, Feidr Eglwys
Newport, Pembrokeshire SA42 0QA United Kingdom
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Celebrating their 25th anniversary, the Gould Piano Trio are at the forefront of international chamber music.

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August 2017

Film Screening from Salzburg Easter Festival

August 1 @ 19:00
Theatr Gwaun, West Street
Fishguard, Pembrokeshire SA65 9AD United Kingdom
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“Productions like this simply must be described as world class” The Vienna Kurier

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National Youth Orchestra of Wales

August 4 @ 19:30
St Davids Cathedral, The Close
St Davids, Pembrokeshire SA62 6RD United Kingdom
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Carlo Rizzi is at the helm for the ever popular visit by the National Youth Orchestra of Wales.

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