Fishguard International Music Festival

23 July – 3 August 2018

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.

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Peter Donohoe CBE
Gillian Green MBE
Joint Artistic Directors

2018 Festival

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July 2018

Peter Donohoe

23 July 2018 @ 19:30
Neuadd y Dderwen, Rhosygilwen, Rhosygilwen
Cilgerran, Pembrokeshire SA43 2TWSA4 United Kingdom
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Peter Donohoe

This all Russian programme with Peter Donohoe provides an unmissable opening to this year’s Festival.

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Jacqui Dankworth & Craig Ogden

24 July 2018 @ 19:30
Neuadd y Dderwen, Rhosygilwen, Rhosygilwen
Cilgerran, Pembrokeshire SA43 2TWSA4 United Kingdom
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2017 Jacqui Dankworth and Craig Ogden

A journey through some of the most memorable melodies ever written, courtesy of Paul Simon, Burt Bacharach, Michel Legrand and Henry Mancini amongst others.

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Dodo Street Band

25 July 2018 @ 19:30
Letterston Memorial Hall, Station Rd, Letterston
Haverfordwest, SA62 5RY United Kingdom
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Dodo Street Band

Get set for the last word in Celtic Gypsy Klezmer with this explosive band.

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Saints and Stones

26 July 2018 @ 10:00
Fishguard Town Hall, Market Square
Fishguard, Pembrokeshire SA65 9HE United Kingdom
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Join local historian Richard Davies for a fascinating guided tour in the steps of the ancient pilgrims.

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Sacconi Quartet

26 July 2018 @ 19:30
St Mary’s Church, Newport, Feidr Eglwys
Newport, Pembrokeshire SA42 0PP United Kingdom
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Sacconi Venetia van Hoome Alkema

With their infectious mix of energy and enthusiasm the Sacconi Quartet have an uncanny knack of reaching out to audiences.

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Newport Music Society Showcase

27 July 2018 @ 15:00
Ebenezer Chapel, Newport, Lower St Mary's Street
Newport, Pembrokeshire SA42 0TS United Kingdom
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NMS CGT

An uplifting afternoon of music making in the company of some of west Wales’s finest young talent.

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WNO Chamber Ensemble

27 July 2018 @ 19:30
Holy Name Catholic Church, Vergam Terrace
Fishguard, Pembrokeshire SA65 9DF United Kingdom
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Welsh National Opera’s Chamber Ensemble return with more music from the Baroque period and one of the most beautiful opera arias ever written.

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WNO Orchestra

28 July 2018 @ 19:30
St Davids Cathedral, The Close
St Davids, Pembrokeshire SA62 6RD United Kingdom
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Rubikis Credit Victor Dmitriev

A concert sure to conjure up powerful images. Rachmaninov and Elgar offer vivid evocations of the sea depicted through soaring melodies and gorgeous harmonies. To round off, WNO Orchestra pull out all the stops for a musical visit to an art gallery glowing with colour - Mussorgsky at his magisterial best.

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Mererid Hopwood

29 July 2018 @ 14:30
St. Nicholas Village Hall SA64 0LG United Kingdom + Google Map

Author Mererid Hopwood explores the inspiration poets have drawn from the Pembrokeshire landscape.

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Festival Service

29 July 2018 @ 19:30
St Mary’s Church, Fishguard, Main Street
Fishguard, Pembrokeshire SA65 9HA United Kingdom
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A celebration of readings, prayers and music.

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Notes for Children with Alaw

30 July 2018 @ 11:00
Theatr Gwaun, West Street
Fishguard, Pembrokeshire SA65 9AD United Kingdom
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Alaw Live credit Eric Van Nieuwland

Join the members of Alaw for a special family concert taking you on musical journey of joyous and life affirming music.

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Peter Donohoe – Mozart Piano Cycle 1

30 July 2018 @ 14:30
Holy Name Catholic Church, Vergam Terrace
Fishguard, Pembrokeshire SA65 9DF United Kingdom
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This opportunity to hear Peter Donohoe performing 15 of the sonatas is a treat not to be missed.

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Alaw in Concert

30 July 2018 @ 19:30
Theatr Gwaun, West Street
Fishguard, Pembrokeshire SA65 9AD United Kingdom
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Alaw Live credit Eric Van Nieuwland

Alaw share their passion for traditional Celtic music through stirring songs and driving jigs..

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Peter Donohoe – Mozart Piano Cycle 2

31 July 2018 @ 14:30
Holy Name Catholic Church, Vergam Terrace
Fishguard, Pembrokeshire SA65 9DF United Kingdom
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Peter Donohoe credit Sussie Ahlburg

“I find every one of these sonatas to be a gem - pure examples of Mozart at his greatest - which it seems to me he almost always was." Peter Donohoe

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Choirland Revisited – Chamber Choir Ireland

31 July 2018 @ 19:30
St Davids Cathedral, The Close
St Davids, Pembrokeshire SA62 6RD United Kingdom
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Chamber Choir Ireland visit Wales with Choirland Revisited, conducted by Artistic Director Paul Hillier.

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August 2018

Peter Donohoe – Mozart Piano Cycle 3

1 August 2018 @ 19:30
Holy Name Catholic Church, Vergam Terrace
Fishguard, Pembrokeshire SA65 9DF United Kingdom
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Peter Donohoe

Anyone looking for a window into Mozart’s soul should look no further than his output of piano sonatas.

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Craig Ogden

2 August 2018 @ 11:00
Tabor Chapel, Dinas Cross
Newport, Pembrokeshire SA42 0XG United Kingdom
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Craig Ogden

Craig Ogden is one of the world’s finest classical guitarists and a household name to listeners of Classic FM.

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Catrin Finch and Fiona Slominska

2 August 2018 @ 19:30
St Mary’s Church, Haverfordwest, 8 High Street
Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire SA61 2DA United Kingdom
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World acclaimed harpist Catrin Finch and rising star Fiona Slominska serve up an enticing programme of music for harp and flute.

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National Youth Choir of Wales

3 August 2018 @ 13:00
Holy Name Catholic Church, Vergam Terrace
Fishguard, Pembrokeshire SA65 9DF United Kingdom
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National Youth Choir of Wales

National Youth Choir of Wales

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National Youth Orchestra & Choir of Wales

3 August 2018 @ 19:30
St Davids Cathedral, The Close
St Davids, Pembrokeshire SA62 6RD United Kingdom
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National Youth Orchestra of Wales joined by the National Youth Choir of Wales for Bernstein’s exhilarating setting of Hebrew psalms and Mahler’s momentous fifth symphony.

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