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Wrexham Music Festival 2020

by Adam Howarth, Editor
Wrexham Music Festival

Wrexham Music Festival 2020 is a ‘Celebration of our Young People in Music’. It will take place at Tŷ Pawb, Wrexham’s art, market and community hub.


Firstly, Wrexham Music Festival is an opportunity for school pupils and students to perform in front of a live audience and receive encouragement from the panel of adjudicators.

Applications are open for two age categories: under 12 and 12 to 18.

This offers pupils and students from junior and senior education the opportunity to perform across six classes of musical performance. These include; keyboard, brass, vocal, strings (violin, viola, cello, double bass, harp and guitar), woodwind and percussion.

The qualifying date for both age categories is 31st July, 2020 and applicants must be in full-time education. Participants in the U12 age group must perform a five-minute recital. Moreover, participants in the 12-18 age group must perform an eight-minute recital of two contrasting pieces. Musical accompaniment is permitted. Participants can enter multiple categories if they so wish, however, their programme must be unique to each category.

Hefin Duo

Also, two of Wrexham’s most talented musicians will be performing during the Festival. Hefin Duo with Charlotte Thomas (flute) and Bethan Griffiths (harp) will present a varied programme of classical and contemporary music. They will also talk about their journey into music and their hopes and aspirations for the future.

Finally, festival co-ordinator Derek Jones said: “The weekly free-to-attend Live Music Showcase in Tŷ Pawb is a very popular platform for local musicians to perform their music. Offering some of the Live Music Showcase weekly concerts as a ‘Celebration of our Young People in Music’. Moreover, it enables us to encourage our young people as they continue their journey in music. Charlotte and Bethan are graduates of the Wrexham and Flintshire Music Services and are extremely talented young musicians. I am confident that they will offer much inspiration and advice to our Festival musicians.”

How To Apply

Information leaflets and applications forms are available from the Tŷ Pawb Information desk, Wrexham Tourist Information Centre or The Music Place. You can also send an email request to wrexhammusicfestival@gmail.com.

The closing date for entry is 5pm on Friday 20th, March 2020. Entries are to be submitted in a sealed envelope addressed to Wrexham Music Festival 2020, Shop/Siop, Tŷ Pawb, Market Street, Wrexham. LL13 8BB. There is no charge for entering the Festival.

Wrexham Music Festival is a collaboration between Wrexham Symphony Orchestra, Wrexham Glyndŵr University and Ty Pawb’s weekly Live Music Showcase. It takes place annually during the Easter school holidays.

In keeping with the ethos of the weekly Live Music Showcase concerts. Wrexham Music Festival provides a platform for young and emerging talent to showcase their musical abilities and perform in front of a live audience.

Wrexham Music Festival is also supported by The Music Place, Wrexham Folk and Acoustic Club, Cantorian Rhos and Love Wrexham.

To visit Tŷ Pawb’s website, click here.

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