Dear Friends, Season Ticket Holders and Concert Goers,

I cannot believe the Easter has come and gone and we have now come to our last concert of the season. This Saturday  20 April 12.00pm we welcome Glain Dafydd,  harpist. from North Wales and now based in London. Tickets are £15 on the door, 18 and under free (No charge for season ticket holders) Cash only on the door. The foyer coffee shop will be open before the concert and you may take your drinks into the concert.Please bring your friends and family - I know it will be a beautiful concert.

Glain Dafydd’s musical career includes successes in competitions such as winning the 4ème Rencontres Internationales de la Harpe en Île-de-France, the Bryn Terfel Scholarship and the ‘City of Szeged Prize’ at the Szeged International Harp Competition, Hungary. A string finalist in both the BBC Young Musician and Royal Over-Seas League competitions, she wo

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n the second prize at the Moscow International Harp Competition junior category. Glain studied at the École Normale de Musique de Paris with Isabelle Perrin and at the Royal Academy of Music with Karen Vaughan. As a soloist, orchestral and chamber musician, Glain has performed in venues such as the Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, London Coliseum, Washington Cathedral, Thursford Christmas Spectacular, British Embassy in Paris and the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. She has also toured the UK and the US, and performed at festivals such as Harpissima, Suoni d’Arpa in Italy and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. In June, she will perform at the L’Instrumentarium Harpes in Paris and in Moret-sur-Loing. Glain is a Live Music Now artist, performing in hospitals, care homes and special educational needs schools. She teaches at Queen’s College , London, St. Georges College Weybridge and is co-director of the Hampstead Harp Centre.

Dear Friends, Season Ticket Holders and Concert Goers,

  What an amazing recital with Joana Rodriguez, violin and Ellis Thomas, piano last Thursday. Two truly inspiring youngsters.   

  Here is a reminder of our concert this Saturday. It seems a busy Saturday, I have three concerts to go to!! Please come, the coffee shop will be open for pre concert sandwiches, cakes and other goodies . This is wonderful opportunity to hear the French Horn in recital, not to be missed, and of course if you come early you could enjoy the beautiful galleries at MOMA , even treat yourself in the shop!!  

Astor Piazzolla - Ave Maria

Volker David Kirchner - Tre Poemi

Jane Vignery - Horn Sonata Op. 7 iii. Allegro ben moderato

Camille Saint-Saëns - Romance, Op.6

Piano piece

York Bowen - Horn Sonata

Carlos Jobim arr. R Dyens/Z Tweed - A Felicidade

  Tickets: £15 Cash on the door. 18 & under free. Please come, enjoy and bring friends, neighbours, family and spread the word!! All are welcome. Please note we are unable to accept cards but there is a cashpoint across the road outside the newsagents.    

NEXT COMMITTEE MEETING Wed 27th March 10.30 Tabernacle  


Dear Friends, Season Ticket Holders and Concert Goers,

It was wonderful to hear how many of you enjoyed the last concert with Noriko Ogawa and Huw Wiggin. They were an absolute delight, gave us a wonderful evening of music and a pleasure to host. Thank you for the excellent feedback.

Our next concert is on THURSDAY 14 MARCH at 7.30pm at Y Tabernacle MOMA Machynlleth. We are absolutely thrilled to welcome back pianist Ellis Thomas who has given us many excellent recitals. He is joined by violinist Joana Rodriguez. This replaces the previously advertised Lisztomania concert which has sadly been postponed until the autumn because of illness. We are extremely grateful to Joana for stepping in at such short notice and I know it will be an equally brilliant concert!! Joana is a Portuguese violinist, recently graduated from the Guildhall school of Music and Drama. She is currently enjoying a busy freelance schedule playing with the LSO, English Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic amongst others. She is currently a fellow for the Philharmonia MMSF Instrumental Fellowship Programme 2023/24. Ellis graduated from Cambridge in 2022 with first class honours and gained the highest mark in his final recital performance. continues to perform regularly around the UK . Upcoming engagements include concertos with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and the Welsh Chamber Orchestra. He holds the Philharmonia’s MMSF Piano fellowship 2023/4. Programme: Schubert Sonatina in No.2 in A Major Messiaen Theme and Variations Clara Schumann Three Romances Brahms Sonata No.3 in D minor


Please support this concert - bring friends, neighbours, family and spread the word! If we are to continue promoting concerts of this calibre we need to sell tickets!!

Tickets: Non season tickets holders £15 cash on the door. 18 & under free.

Our next concert is a LUNCHTIME CONCERT SATURDAY 23 MARCH 12.00 Zoë Tweed French Horn Julian Chang Piano I am going to ask a very heartfelt plea! We have been very fortunate indeed to have concerts organised by a wonderful committee over many, many years. As with all organisations we are not getting any younger! I know it is difficult to commit and people run a mile from committees, but, if we are to continue, we do need to have a few new faces. Is there someone with good desktop skills who could do the newsletter, or be a steward, organise the marketing, organise the hospitality? It would be good to hear from you.

Contact: Sally Marshall - sallymarshallmusic@btinternet.com We look forward to welcoming you.

Sally Marshall and the MMC team  


Dear Friends,Season Ticket Holders and Concert Goers,

                                      I would like to wish you all a peaceful 2024 and hope we can delight you with our programme of events over the coming months. I was delighted to hear such positive feedback from our audience who very much enjoyed the KOSMOS concert last November.

Our next concert is on THURSDAY 1 FEBRUARY at 7.30pm at Y Tabernacle MOMA Machynlleth. We are absolutely thrilled to welcome back pianist Noriko Ogawa together with Huw Wiggin saxophone, two outstanding musicians on tour throughout Wales.

They will perform the programme from their recently released CD “Rhapsody” .(It will of course will be on sale!) which has received glittering reviews and 4 stars from BBC Music Magazine. Ogawa and Wiggin decided to collaborate on an album after meeting on tour in 2018. Debussy’s Rapsodie pour Orchestra et Saxophone was the initial inspiration and the pair have commissioned new works by Joseph Phibbs, Iain Farrington and Jennifer Watson.

Please support this concert - bring friends, neighbours, family and spread the word! If we are to continue promoting concerts of this calibre we need to sell tickets!! The bar will be open!! 


Debussy Rhapsody for saxophone and piano

J S Bach Sonata in G minor arr. Harle

Rachmaninov Vocalise arr. Ogawa Iain Farrington

Paganini Patterns ~ Joseph Phibbs Night Paths (Rhapsody for Saxophone & Piano)

Debussy Clair de Lune Andy Scott Fujiko

Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody no. 2 in C sharp minor

Tickets: Non season tickets holders £15 cash on the door. 18 & under free. We look forward to welcoming you Sally Marshall and the MMC team.



Dear Friends, Supporters and Concert Goers,

I do hope you have enjoyed the Summer, at least the sunny part and also the magnificent Machynlleth Festival 2023. Many say it was our best ever. It was both a delight and privilege to welcome everybody old and new to our incredible Concert Hall and Exhibition space and for me be part of our wonderful Festival Team.

The Music Club is now promoting the 2023/4 season in the old fashioned way and offering a SEASON TICKET for five concerts at £55. Unfortunately we have needed to  increase our price but it is exceedingly good value for the calibre concerts we are promoting. That can only be achieved by sponsorship and generous benefactors.

Individual concerts are £15 cash on the door. Under 18 free.
Also, if you would consider helping to sponsor a future concert, we would be delighted to hear from you.

By purchasing a season ticket you help to secure future seasons and enable us to plan ahead with confidence. I urge you, if you have not done so already, to please consider buying a season ticket before the first concert.

You will notice that the word “club” is now not used in our publicity. This is to ensure we welcome EVERYONE to all our concerts.

I will forward a digital version of our flyer for 2023-4 separately and attach a form below  which you can print and send to our Membership Secretary, Wendy Fuller. There are also flyers available at MOMA/Tabernacle.

There will also be a series of SHOWCASING YOUTH concerts again after the main  season which season tickets holders will be able to attend at a reduced rate.

Our first concert is given by the exciting and dazzling KOSMOS ENSEMBLE on NOVEMBER 24 7.30pm. Save the date and look forward to seeing you there.

With very best wishes,

Sally Marshall and the Machynlleth Music Team.




Wednesday 10th July 2024 in Y Tabernacl 7pm 




Dear Friends, Supporters and Concert Goers,

I would like to wish you all a peaceful 2023 and hope we can tempt you with an exciting programme of concerts over the coming months.

Our next concert is on SATURDAY 18 FEBRUARY at 7.30pm at The Tabernacle Machynlleth.

Tickets are now on sale via the MOMA website: moma.cymru, on the desk at MOMA, or by phone 01654 703355.

We are privileged to welcome three exciting young artistes who present a concert of well known arias by Mozart, Puccini, Bizet - from La Boheme to Chess - together with some wonderful Welsh Classics and much more. Please bring friends and family and enjoy a wonderful evening of music making given by these highly talented young stars who are already making a name for themselves in the field of opera


John Ieuan Jones Baritone

Ryan Vaughan Davies Tenor 

Michael Pandya Piano


With very best wishes

Sally Marshall and the MMC Committee


Dear Friends, Supporters and Concert Goers,

It seems a very long time ago concert halls started to open up post covid and we all tentatively joined an audience for the first time in a long while. What a joy music is and a great healer. We are delighted that we as a Club have been able to present some stunning concerts in 2022 and the wonderful musicians who came, so appreciated your welcome and enthusiasm. In my role as a Director and Trustee of The Tabernacle Trust it is also wonderful to reflect also on the vibrant exhibitions, The Machynlleth Festival, Concerts, Shows, Piano Playing on Saturday mornings, the work of The Friends of the Tabernacle, the dedicated staff, minders, volunteers and my co Directors who are all determined to make The Tabernacle thrive. All this of course does not happen without you, our audience. So I thank you all for for your support and look forward to 2023 with optimism in these difficult times.

Please bring friends, family and new neighbours to our events and spread the word!!

We will continue with our decision to present concerts on an individual basis and then reinstate a season ticket for the 2023/24 series of concerts starting in the Autumn. You may of course, still purchase individual tickets and our concerts are open to all.

Our next concert is on SATURDAY 18 FEBRUARY at 7.30pm.                    John Ieuan Jones Baritone Ryan Vaughan Davies Tenor Michael Pandya Piano                                                                                                      Tickets will be on sale early in the New Year

A REMINDER that the concert on Friday December 16 with OLIVER STIMPSON has been postponed until September. He is a rising star trying to juggle A levels with performing and learning new repertoire but I can assure you, worth the wait!

More dates for your diary:

Sunday 18 December FRIENDS’ CHRISTMAS CAROLS with CHRIS DENDY and PUPILS - 3PM mulled wine ~ mince pies ~raffle. Admission Free

Wednesday 21 December MOMA MACHYNLLETH A FESTIVE FUNDRAISER with local Musicians ~ mulled wine ~ mince pies. Collection on the door (suggested donation: £10 ) Proceeds to Credu, Machynlleth Youth Club and Machynlleth Tabernacle Trust.

Save the Date: MACHYNLLETH FESTIVAL 2023 20-27 AUGUST.

May I wish you all a peaceful Festive Season and look forward to seeing you at our concerts. Sally Marshall and the Music Club Committee  



Dear Friends, Supporters and Concert goers,

Concerts presented by Machynlleth Music at Y Tabernacl:

What an amazing concert given by the highly talented Kanneh-Mason Family in October. An absolutely brilliant evening of music making - if you were there, an unforgettable evening. They will back next year in October!!

  Our next concert is THE MELIORA COLLECTIVE on Friday 25 November at 7.30. We are thrilled to welcome these young musicians, already making names for themselves on the concert platform as soloists, chamber musicians and orchestral players. We have booked all TEN players to give you a great evening of music making. I notice they have a very full diary offering various chamber groupings and have become extremely popular with music clubs across the UK. For our concert they have chosen to play: Ngarrgooron Deborah Cheetham Nonet No.2 Bohuslav Martinu Symphony No. 3 “Scottish” Mendelssohn (arr. Joel Roberts)

This concert has been generously supported by the Garthgwynion Charities.

Tickets £14 18 & under free. On line: moma.cymru or on the door. Please support and bring your friends.   


Dear All, IT’S FESTIVAL TIME!! After a highly successful mini series of concerts presented by the Music Club which I hope you were able to enjoy, we turn to the Gwyl Machynlleth Festival at The Tabernacle. This year the festival returns with an exceptional programme brought to you by Artistic Directors Dennis Jones and Julius Drake and the amazing team at MOMA. I know we are all still exercising caution after Covid but please support if you can. It is truly “A Feast of Music.” Full details are on the website: machynllethfestival.co.uk Tickets are available from the box office: 01654 703355. Enjoy!

Music Club News:  At our recent AGM we decided to continue with our “mini series” of concerts until more certain times when we will then return to our usual programme and annual subscription. I hope you will understand.

Saturday 22 October 7.30pm. The return of the wonderful Kanneh-Mason Family. Tickets and more details will be available in September.

Friday 25 November 7.30pm. The Meliora Collective. An exciting group of young musicians - we have booked all ten musicians with the help of the Garthgwynion Charities! This promises to be a really exciting evening - details to follow in September.

Friday 16 December 7.30pm. Oliver Simpson - cello. The extraordinarily talented 2021 winner of the Gregynog Young Musician. He has recently performed the Elgar Cello Concerto with the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

I do have some exciting concerts up my sleeve for 2023 so watch this space! We look forward to welcoming you all again, With our very best wishes Sally Marshall Chair/Concert Organiser and the Music Club Committee M  

                                         NEWSLETTER                          JUNE 2022


Dear All,



(Countess of Munster Musical Trust)


We hope you enjoyed our last two concerts. It has been a privilege to welcome musicians to our concerts at Y Tabernacl again, and thank you for making them so welcome.

For our final concert in our “mini series” we welcome back rising star, Dominic Degavino, piano. He wowed us all with his accompanying skills for the Tom Mathias concert and I am sure his afternoon recital will be no exception. You may even have heard him at the Hay Festival. A full biography can be found on our website.

I am sure this will be a wonderful afternoon of music so please spread the word and come and enjoy. Tickets are £10 on the door (cash and cheques only) and free for under 18’s.


Beethoven                Sonata in C major  Op. 2 No. 3

Amy Beach               Five Improvisations  Op. 148


Schubert                    Allegretto in C minor D. 915

Brahms                      Piano Sonata  No.3 in F minor  Op.5


Dates for your diary:

AGM.   Wednesday June 29 7.00pm Foyer Y Tabernacl.





                               NEWSLETTER                    MAY 2022  


Dear All,

Here are details and a reminder that our next concert is on FRIDAY MAY 20 7.30pm at Y Tabernacl Machynlleth. Tickets are £10 on the door and free for under 18’s. There will be a bar and the usual tea and coffee. Please note that all refreshments will be served from the bar.

We are delighted to welcome two rising stars TOM MATHIAS violin and DOMINIC DEGAVINO piano. Tom is Aberystwyth born and well known in the  area for his  excellent performances  and it is a privilege to welcome him here at Y Tabernacl. He is joined by Dominic who is making a name for himself not only as a soloist but also is also as a passionate chamber musician, accompanist and jazz player. He will be giving a recital  for us on Saturday June 11 2.00pm. Further details can be found on our website.

I know this will be a stunning and memorable evening of music. We look forward to welcoming you. Please spread the word and bring friends and family.


Schubert        Sonata in A major

Piazzola         Histoire du Tango

Massenet       Meditation


Ysaye             Solo Sonata 6

Strauss          Sonata

Ernst               Carnival of Venice


We look forward to welcoming you,

Sally Marshall and the Music Club Committee.                                                                                              

              NEWSLETTER.                         MARCH 2022

Dear Members,

It is wonderful to say “Welcome back!” The committee has been working hard to present a series of concerts, relaunch the Club and celebrate a return to Concerts at Y Tabernacl. So many musicians have kept in touch and it is a privilege to honour the concerts held over.

We will not ask for a subscription until the usual series beginning in the Autumn and instead will charge for each concert on the door. The first concert is a free concert with a retiring collection.

Committee. We have a dedicated team who work hard to present our concerts. We urgently need help here. The position of Treasurer is vacant and essential to our functioning as a club and charity. We also need help with stewarding and refreshments on the day of concerts.

Please contact me if you are able to help: sallymarshallmusic@btinternet.com  or 01654781304 / 07710452767.