Have you ever tried to describe the music you love to someone? 

It can be quite tricky can’t it?

That’s why for this year’s festival we’ve put together a ‘Best of the Fest’ playlist, so you can get a feel for the amazing variety of this year’s festival. It includes music from almost every event in the festival – and we’re also adding per-event in-depth playlists too. We’ve used Spotify for our playlists, and you can sign up for free to listen to the complete tracks, but even if you don’t, you’ll still be able to get a 30 second taster of each track featured. Happy listening!


Best of the Fest Playlist

  1. Yma O Hyd (Still here) – hear Edward Morus Jones in conversation with Dafydd Iwan. Event details
  2. Ar Lan Y Mor (On the seashore) – Hear singer Rhian Lois as part of Three Soloists. Event details
  3. Evviva! Beviam! – the legendary Welsh Male Voice Choir Côr Godre’r Aran. Event details
  4. A Tu More – from the album Manuša by Júlia Kozáková. Event details and full playlist
  5. Auf dem Strom (On the River) by Schubert. Hear it with baritone Konstantin Krimmel. Event details.
  6. Schubert’s Piano Sonata No.21. Hear it with pianist Elizabeth Leonskaja. Event details
  7. Piano Trio in G minor by Smetana. Performed by the Salieca Trio along with music by Dvořák. Event Details
  8. Libertango, for Marimba. Featured in our candlelit late-night Marimba Night. Event Details
  9. Contrasts: Verbunkos by Bartók. Part of our Lunchtime concert with violinist Anthony Marwood. Event details and full playlist
  10. Handel’s Sonata 6 in F major. Hear it with Rachel Podger and Brecon Baroque. Event details and full playlist
  11. Spiegel im Spiegel by Pärt. Part of our late-night Balm for the Soul programme. Event details and full playlist
  12. Prelude from the 3 Vocalises by Vaughan-Williams. Hear Lotte Betts-Dean sing this as part of our Coffee Concert. Event details and full playlist
  13. Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet. Featured in our closing concert, Finale! Event details.

The Machynlleth Festival runs from 20-27 August. Find out more on the Festival pages of our website.