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There will be no Lower Machen Festival in 2019, but we hope to return in 2020.


Elin Manahan Thomas and Catrin Finch – two stars together!

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...

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2018 Programme Launch

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,...

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Tree planting ceremony at Machen House

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...

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Our new Artistic Director, Geraint Lewis

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...

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Machen Primary School Carol Service December 2017

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...

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Urge to Write?

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.

Why not write something yourself – go on what are you waiting for? Submit a relevant article of up to 250 words and we will see if we can include it!

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