Town gears up for musical extravaganza at castle

By Cambrian News reporter in Local People

MEIRIONNYDD school pupils will be flying the flag for Harlech in an upcoming music extravaganza.

Students from Ysgol Ardudwy have teamed up with artist Luned Rhys Parri to celebrate Wales’ oldest classical music festival, Gregynog Festival, arriving in Harlech for a five-day period.

Under the artist’s guidance the Year 7 pupils will create eye-catching pageantry banners to be proudly displayed at Harlech Castle during the festival.

Award-winning artist Luned Rhys Parri made her name through devising quirky three-dimensional images depicting quintessential Welsh life.

Snowdonia National Park Authority is co-ordinating the project and head of education and communication Naomi Jones said: “Luned is a great friend of Snowdonia, previously working with the national park on a variety of cultural heritage projects and we’re looking forward to her residency in Harlech. We are all eager to see what excellent banners the pupils of Ysgol Ardudwy will create under the guidance of such an exceptional artist.”

Gregynog is a renowned music festival, but its most significant predecessor was the Harlech Castle Musical Festival, the inspiration for this year’s Gregynog Festival programme.

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