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August 2004   Bryn Terfel's Faenol Festival 5

28th August
Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra

What better way to open the 2004 Faenol Festival than with one of the most exciting new talents from the world of jazz, Jamie Cullum, and one of most popular pianists and bandleaders in the country, Jools Holland.
The sounds of piano, percussion and stunning background vocals will reverberate around Faenol, wrth Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra. Jools will be joined on stage by Gilson Lavis, his drummer of 25 years and remarkable guest vocalists Sam Brown and Ruby Turner.
Jamie Cullum
The intoxicating energy of Jamie Cullum is bound to surprise and amaze and has led critics and audiences to tip Jamie for the top in 2004.This is a unique chance to hear his stunning repertoire of catchy and earthy originals and classics, and up-to- the-minute soulful jazz. Book early as this is sure to be a sell-out!

29th August
Featuring Bryn Terfel, with guest artists: Desiree Rancatore - soprano, Malena Erman - mezzo soprano, Joseph Calleja - tenor, Simon Keenleyside - baritone, Chloe Hanslip - violin, Sinfonia Cymru - orchestra, Gareth Jones - conductor

Following the sell-out success of the Opera Gala in 2003, this year's concert promises to be a must for opera-lovers. Continuing the Festival's tradition of presenting outstanding young talent, Bryn is delighted to introduce the outstanding Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja, alongside the young Swedish mezzo-soprano Malena Erman, the Italian soprano Desiree Rancatore, as well as the young violinist Chloe Hanslip. In addition he's delighted to welcome his baritone colleague from the international opera stage, Simon Keenleyside. The concert will be accompanied by Wales' outstanding young ensemble. Sinfonia Cymru, under their musical director Gareth Jones.

30th August
Dafydd Iwan ar Band, Hergest, Nia Ben Aur

The  Dragon's  Fire  programme presents another fabulous evening of Welsh Pop and Rock. A host of top Welsh artists including the legendary Dafydd Iwan and his band and seventies favourites Hergest from Aberystwyth will be perform ing. There will also be a special appearance of the original cast from the 1974 production of the rock musical Nia Ben Aur The cast features members of some of the famous seventies bands such as Ac Eraill, Edward 1-1 Dafis, Sidan, Mynediad am Ddim fronted by Heather Jones, Clive Harpwood and Dewi Pws Morris. Gates open at 4pm. There will be entertainment prior to the main concert start at 6pm.

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