The North Wales International Music Festival at St Asaph cathedral reached a global audience after going virtual.

The Festival moved online for the first time in its 49 year history as a result of the coronavirus crisis.

The decision proved a big hit with audiences who tuned in from as far afield as the USA and Canada along with a host of European countries including Holland, Germany, Belgium, Spain and Portugal and across the UK.

One music fan who made a donation towards the costs of putting it on binge watched the festival and commented it was more entertaining that Strictly Come Dancing.

Organisers are hoping to be back in St Asaph Cathedral, when the event celebrates its 50th anniversary next year.

Among the highlights was a concert starring young cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, who played at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and his sister Isata Kanneh-Mason, a hugely talented pianist.

There were also brilliant performances by Australian guitarist Craig Ogden, stunning vocal group Voces8, piano virtuoso Luke Jones from Wrexham, and the renowned folk trio Siân James, Sioned Webb and Arfon Gwilym with folk band VRï.

The festival’s artistic director, Ann Atkinson, said: “We’ve always had international artistes but I suppose the main difference this year is that we've actually reached international audiences and we’ve also had people viewing across the UK, everywhere from Yorkshire to Essex."