A coincidence proves what Susan Elan Jones MP described as “the amazing global impact of Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod”.
The Clwyd South MP, who co-chairs the All Party Parliamentary Group for Charities and Volunteering, was meeting with a representative of the Industry and Parliament Trust and two representatives of company airbnb in Parliament to discuss corporate social responsibility policies.
As the group were introduced to each other, Susan Elan Jones MP described her constituency.
“When I mentioned Llangollen, two people from different parts of the world both excitedly announced that they performed with visiting choirs! The third person at the meeting then also announced that she had visited the Eisteddfod. Quite a remarkable coincidence!
“As a Vice President of the Eisteddfod, I never cease to be amazed with how many people have links to Llangollen. Even so, this story was quite extraordinary. It really does prove how unique the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod is for bringing people and nations together.”
Airbnb’s Chevon Low (who works as the company’s Asia Pacific Community Organising Manager) sang at the Eisteddfod with prize-winning Victoria Junior College Choir from Singapore in 2008. Industry and Parliament Trust’s Phoebe Rountree competed with the Cantate Youth Choir from Bishop’s Stortford. Airbnb manager Lauren Allpress has also visited the Eisteddfod.