A POPULAR Welsh tribute band have made a triumphant return to Llangollen.

Following the success of the first Live at Llangollen Town Hall gig that played tribute to ABBA last month, psychedelic legends Pink Floyd received the tribute treatment on Saturday, February 10.

The seven-piece band, Pinc Ffloyd, have not played in Llangollen since before the pandemic started.

Their two-set, 'Welsh Pink Floyd Show' started with Floyd's 1973 album - The Dark Side of the Moon before effortlessly running through classic Pink Floyd songs including Another Brick in the Wall, The Happiest Days of our Lives, The Great Gig in the /sky and Shine on you Crazy Diamond.

The Leader: Organiser Keith Potts with volunteers Barrie Roberts and Steve Price.Organiser Keith Potts with volunteers Barrie Roberts and Steve Price. (Image: David Hennigan)

Llangollen Town Hall was considered a perfect location for the gig. The light show was tremendous and the sound by James Barber, who runs local company JB Sound, was immaculate, confirms organiser Keith Potts.

Llangollen Town Hall was packed with the cinema seating full as well, and many commented on what they called the brilliant back drop to the concert - a wall. 

This however turned out to be a remarkable coincidence as the stage is being prepared for Llangollen Operatic Young Uns show 'Oliver' which takes place from 22/24 February at the Town Hall.

There was a poignant moment close to the end of the  event, when the band dedicated their cover of Floyd's 1975 anthem 'Wish You Were Here' to organiser Keith Pott's Dad, Les, who passed away recently at the age of 92.

Keith Potts, who organised the event that raised money for the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod charity said: "It was great to bring the Llangollen community together for another highly successful gig. 

"Pinc Ffloyd were brilliant and surpassed our expectations. This was our latest event to raise money for our charity and we can't wait to bring the Original Merseybeats to Llangollen on March 15. 


"This event was run again by our volunteers and I'd like to thank them for their help."

The "Live at Llangollen Town Hall' gigs have been set up to raise money to help bring international competitors to Llangollen for its Core Eisteddfod.  The next gig will be on Saturday, March 15 when the Original Merseybeats come to town."

You can get tickets for that gig from the Llangollen Tourist Information Centre.