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Chirk Castle

Gregynog Festival with the Gould Piano Trio

On Saturday 24th June, Robert Plane and the Gould Piano Trio perform at Gregynog Festival at Chirk Castle in a concert linked to this beautiful location’s history.

Gregynog Festival’s visit to Chirk begins on Friday 23 June and events continue throughout the weekend until Sunday, 25 June.

Among the many highlights will be performances by internationally renowned pianist Llyr Williams, saxophonist Amy Dickson and clarinettist Robert Plane with the Gould Piano Trio, while luminaries such as Peter Lord and Hazel Walford Davies will deliver enlightening talks to complement the music.

Headlining on Saturday evening will be the clarinettist Robert Plane who is thrilled to be playing music associated with the Castle:

“It is an honour coming to play at such an iconic venue as Chirk Castle and being part of the Gregynog Festival with the Gould Piano Trio. Every year the festival delivers excellent musical performances for all to enjoy and at fantastic locations. I am very much looking forward to playing my part in one of the UK’s premier classical music events.”

This year’s Gregynog Festival promises to be the most ambitious yet with Pageantry as its overarching theme, presenting musical performances, dance productions, historical exhibitions and fascinating talks at a host of venues across Wales from 16 June to 2 July.

Festival Director Rhian Davies added,

“This year’s programme has something for everyone and our artists are all world class. I’m thrilled that musicians of the calibre of Llyr Williams, Amy Dickson and Robert Plane are performing at Chirk, and their concerts include music by composers who are known to have stayed at the Castle. “Add to this the chance to hear talks by wonderful speakers including Thomas Seymour, Hazel Walford Davies and Peter Lord and the whole weekend really is an opportunity not to be missed.”

The Festival also visits Aberystwyth and Gregynog Hall near Newtown, as well as a long weekend in venues all over Harlech, the town whose musical heritage has inspired the Pageantry season.

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More about the concert on 24 June | 7:30 pm | Chirk Castle Chapel, Wrexham

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