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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...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
And so the time is finally here, we have the details for all the events for The Lower Machen Festival 2015! Head on over to Events right now to see what we have to offer, there's sure to be something that everyone likes in this years festival. As a special...read more
I'm sure by now you have seen various leaflets, posters and articles in papers but take a look at the following! This is Lower Machen in the online media. Please share and promote these where you can. I'm leaving comments open below so if you find any other articles...read more
The Little Notes Concert is very welcomed at this years festival as we are continually diversifying our target audience. In the LMF vision, classical music shouls be available to all regardless of age. Here is a few insightful words from Jude and Will Souter on what...read more
photo : Nina Large Whilst on a culling of paperwork exercise, I came across an entry in the 1988 minutes which made reference to a young cellist that the Artistic Director would like to engage for the 1989 Festival. This was a particularly parochial move as the...read more
So which performance at the LMF will always remain memorable for me? Having listened to numerous performances of Rachmaninov's Sonata for Cello & Piano, BBC Young Musician 2012 Laura van der Heijden's performance in 2013 festival was something truly special....read more
Internationally renowned clarinettist Michael Collins is the Artist in Residence for LMF 2014. We are honoured to have such a superb musician join us for what is turning out to be the most exciting festival yet! His website states: Michael Collins' dazzling...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.
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!