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Monday, July 6, 2015
Manx Singer to Compete at Welsh Eisteddfod
singer, Michelle Jamieson, will represent the Isle of Man at the Llangollen International
Musical Eisteddfod later this week, which attracts competitors from an
international field as well as those much closer to home.
by the people of Llangollen and Wrexham, the first event was held in 1947, and
despite some worries it was an unmitigated success.
Domingo's first professional performance in the UK in 1965 was at the
Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod, and in 1955 Luciano Pavarotti
competed with his father and others from their home town of Modena, in the male
voice choir competition.
year old Michelle from Port St Mary, has already made a name for herself on the
Isle of Man as a songstress, but also performs with the Douglas Choral Union,
Taylorian Productions, the Manx Operatic Society and the National Youth
a student at Castle Rushen High School, will perform unaccompanied in the folk
class with the powerful Manx song Fin as Oshin (Fin and Oshin) followed by Yllagh
Ushlagh (Watery Cry) accompanied by Laura Rowles who also worked on the
in the musical theatre class Michelle will perform Your Daddy's Son from Ragtime
and Whatever Happened to My Part from Spamalot.
final round of the competitions will take place at the Royal International
Pavilion and will be filmed by the Welsh TV channel S4C, where Michelle will
present Gimme Gimme from Thoroughly Modern Millie, if she's successful in the
will also be performing as part of the quartet Shen Scoill, who won the Best
New Song at the Pan-Celtic Festival in County Derry in Ireland during 2014.
for Michelle's visit to Llangollen Eisteddfod has been provided by Culture