Top of Town event draws the crowds to Ruthin Festival


Rachel Nash

RUTHIN Festival has been hailed as a great success after attracting thousands of people to this year’s event. 

The week long annual festival ended on Saturday with the 'Top of Town' event, where the crowds enjoyed a variety of entertainment, including traditional folk music, classical music, popular music and jazz bands, as well as several dance troup performances. 
“We are so pleased that the festival was a massive success," said organiser Robert Price. 
“The weather was fantastic and everyone enjoyed themselves. We are really happy with how it went.”
There were many highlights during the seven days of the festival including, Ruthin on Stage, the Jazz evening, Senior Citizens Concert, and the Glanaethwy Concert.
Friday night's concert at Theatr John Ambrose, featuring Town Hall Gospel Choir, winners of the BBC Songs of Praise 'Gospel Choir of the Year' competition, Ysgol Brynhyfryd Junior Choir, and jazz instrument players Denbigh Fusion Band was particularly well received, with the audience packed full of people. 
Rosie Hughes Moseley, chairman of Ruthin Festival Committee, said: "On behalf of the festival committee, I would like to thank everyone who attended and supported the festival last week - it was full of different events and activities which culminated in a fantastic Top of Town on Saturday with the all the artists bringing the festival week to a great climax. 
“We would like to thank all the groups and volunteers who support the festival week such as Rotary, Henllys and many others who give up their time to make the event a success, as well as the co-operation of Denbighshire County Council and North Wales Police – it is very much appreciated. 
“We are also deeply grateful to Taylor Wimpey, Swayne Johnson and the many other businesses that sponsored the event, as well as the valued support of Ruthin Town Council.” 
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Organisers are looking for more members to join the festival committee. If you are interested email 

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