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There will be no Lower Machen Festival in 2019, but we hope to return in 2020.
The 2018 Lower Machen Festival Launch was a sell-out several weeks before the night itself - so Rudry Parish Hall was full to the brim on Holy Saturday, March 31st! And what a feast awaited the lucky ticket holders - not only a night of great music but an opening...read more
We are excited to announce the 2018 Lower Machen Festival programme launch. The Festival will take place from 19 - 24 June in the beautiful settings of St Michael and All Angels' Church and Rudry Parish Hall. This year we'll be welcoming the Cantemus Chamber Choir,...read more
A dream of many years - that the beautiful setting of St. Michael's Church Lower Machen with its wonderful acoustics could be the venue and focal point for a series of concerts - came to fruition in 1968 with the launch of Lower Machen Festival. As founder...read more
To recognise Mrs Mary Adams' 50 years of continuous service to the Lower Machen Festival, a tree planting ceremony took place in the gardens of Machen House in late 2017. Mrs Adams was a founder member of the Festival with Mr Colwyn Sillman, a music teacher at nearby...read more
Geraint Lewis was born in Cardiff in 1958 and educated at Bryntaf and Rhydfelen Welsh Schools, and also at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama where he was a Junior Scholar from 1973-77. He read Music at St. John’s College, Cambridge and was a pupil there of...read more
Lower Machen Festival chorale sing for patients and residents at local hospital and care home, December 2017
For the 2017 festive season, the Lower Machen Festival Chorale sang Christmas songs both for residents and staff at Parklands Care Home, Caerphilly, and patients and staff at Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr, Caerphilly. Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr is a local General Hospital at Ystrad...read more
The annual Machen Primary School Carol Service was given at St John's Church in Machen to a packed congregation of proud parents, supporters and well-wishers. All sections of the school took part resoundingly and Lower Machen Festival Committee member Peter Whittaker...read more
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Do you remember something you have seen at the Lower Machen Festival in the past or want to review our concerts as they happen. Any budding writers are welcome to submit a memory, experience or article in expectation for consideration to appear in our blog. Our aim is to fill up the website with glorious reviews and get you, the audience as involved as possible with LMF.
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