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'At Basically Quartets you will enjoy workshops and lectures designed to encourage and enlighten, a high tutor to participant ratio and an intimate, supportive atmosphere. If you are passionate about chamber music, interested in improving your skills, and want to discover more about the nuts and bolts of chamber music, come and immerse yourself in learning and music-making at Basically Quartets.' Held Mid-Late August.

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'Dedicated to providing opportunities for the local community and visitors alike to enjoy quality music in beautiful surroundings. It is one of the largest music events in Wales to be funded solely by audience donations and sponsorship - there are no set admission charges - ensuring that the festival is totally accessible and inclusive. Please do join us. You will be made very welcome ...' Held Late July.

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'There are different groups for pupils at different ages and stages held in different parts of the County. Three Music Centres provide a home for our junior and senior orchestras and guitar groups ... Our String Group, Big Band, and Woodwind Ensemble offer varied experiences to enthusiastic and talented young musicians.'

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Typically includes details of forthcoming performers at the Club and of other folk-related happenings around and about Conwy.

Category Folk Clubs
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'Traditionally held in November ... the North Wales Choral Festival is considered one of the largest choral competitions in Wales and is an event for any choral calendar! ... Community performances are free to the public and offer choirs a social aspect to the festival as well as the choral competitions.'

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‘Overlooking the beautiful rolling waves of Llandudno Bay, the Llandudno Jazz Festival is the new Mecca for the “modern jazz” connoisseur, and a great weekend away for anyone that likes great music, quality food, and good fun in a gorgeous setting ... With well over 40 of the best and most celebrated jazz artists the UK has to offer you're in for a musical adventure that you won't forget, and a weekend by the sea to boot!‘ Held Late July.

Category Jazz Festivals
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‘Singers are drawn from a wide geographical area, covering mainly North Wales, and many travel over 100 miles to attend rehearsals held twice each month at Betws y Coed. It was in February 1993 that the choir gave their first concert performance. Since then there have been several prestigious engagements and tours. The choir continues to expand its repertoire of traditional Welsh and English male choral music as well as introducing other pieces, often arranged by its founder conductor.’

Category Conwy
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‘Formed as the Conwy Ensemble in 2010 by the then Mayor ... In 2017, the name was changed to Conwy Town Orchestra ... a vibrant, engaging and dynamic orchestra based in the UNESCO World Heritage town of Conwy in North Wales. Throughout the year we play and perform classical music in an enjoyable and sociable setting. Whilst we aim to achieve a high standard of performance, we truly believe that, as an amateur orchestra, enjoyment is the most important part of any music making experience. This means that our members truly look forward to Thursday evenings from both a musical and social perspective.’

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‘The Choir takes its name from King Maelgwn Gwynedd who lived in Deganwy Castle, located between Llandudno and Conwy ... Why not join us? We are always on the lookout for new members. It’s quite a straightforward and painless process! ... It really is not necessary to make formal arrangements to be with us; simply turn up and you will get a very warm welcome ... In addition to the singing, the choir enjoys an active social life, which includes wives and partners.’

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‘In 1910 when Llandudno was regarded as the most fashionable seaside resort in Wales its urban district council asked the St.Tudno Brass Band to provide entertainment to a standard expected by its discerning visitors. Over a century later our band continues this tradition by performing during the summer months in the promenade bandstand, playing Christmas carols in the shopping arcades during the festive season, organising concerts in aid of local charities, competing in competitions, eisteddfod and festivals and providing free tuition for our next generation of performers. In essence we are a traditional brass band proud of our roots and customs.’

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Founded 1978: ‘Run by volunteers, LYMT relies on membership fees, grants, donations and ticket sales to run the group ... LYMT is for children and young people aged from 6 - 19 years’.

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'Consists of a theatre, conference centre and Arena. There has been a theatre on the Venue Cymru site since 1894 ... Where the Arcadia once stood, to the East of the complex, a new conference atrium and suite of meeting and conference rooms was built including a new 1550 square metre Arena providing space for 1800 seats theatre style or more than 2500 people standing ... The North Wales Theatre, Conference Centre and Arena demanded a new, shorter and bilingual (Welsh/English) name. In December 2005 a competition was launched in a local newspaper to rename the complex. Almost 300 entries were received and the winning entry Venue Cymru (Cymru is Welsh for Wales) was chosen a few months later.'

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