Friday, 3 August 2012

Festival Interceltique at L'Orient

This weekend sees the Festival interceltique get underway in L'Orient.

with Breton fest-noz events, concerts and parades taking place in the town, its a festival like no other. While focussed on celtic music, it takes the broadest definition that sees it include acts from beyond what would normally be regarded as traditional.

The programme features local and international acts, including Breton legend Dan Ar Braz and the Buena Vista Social Club from Cuba, and there is a particular focus on French Canadian acts this year, with names like Roch Voisine and Buffy Sainte Marie.

There are, of course, acts from the Celtic nations of Europe, Brittany, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, The Isle of Man, Galicia and Asturias. The music ranges from pipe bands to punk rock, with the formal programme boosted by events taking place in bars and cafes around the town until late at night.

The festival runs from today (Friday August 3) until August 12.

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