Festival Interceltique

Interceltique, Festival

First Friday in August until second Sunday in August
Created in 1971, the Festival Interceltique ( Interceltic Festival ) brings together traditional and contemporary expressions of Celtic culture and arts. Approximately 4,500 singers, instrumentalists, visual artists, dancers, professors, and filmmakers—drawn from the traditionally Celtic lands—take part in the event. These lands include Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Galicia (Spain), Asturias (Spain), and Brittany (France). Participants also come from Canada, the United States, and Australia. The festival takes place in Lorient, a town in Brittany, France. It begins on the first Friday in August and lasts until the second Sunday of August. About 350,000 spectators attend the festival annually. Festival organizers hope not only to promote the vitality of Celtic culture, but also to make its artistic contributions known to the rest of the world.
Interceltic Festival of Lorient
2 rue Paul Bert
Lorient, Brittany 56100 France
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National Eisteddfod visual arts organiser Robyn Tomos said it had not been foreseen that the award presenter would not be able to attend the ceremony in Cardiff at the start of the week, He said: "Many artists are in Lorient for the Le Festival Interceltique de Lorient in Britanny and Ifor Davies is among them exhibiting his work.
Danu started out as some friends from Ireland going to perform at a Celtic music festival in France (Festival Interceltique de Lorient) in 1995.
They have previously performed with Max Boyce, at the Festival Interceltique Lorient and Llangollen International Eisteddfod.
Celtic Colours differs in another important respect from Celtic Connections and the Festival Interceltique. Where the others are located in a single urban area, Celtic Colours is spread out across the entire region of Cape Breton Island.
They've toured Italy, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Australia and the USA and have performed several times at the Festival Interceltique de Lorient, Brittany, where they've received the award for the best group and they will be returning this year to perform alongside other Welsh artists such as Manic Street Preachers, Alaw, Vri and Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita.
Ymunwch a Ryland Teifi am wledd o ganu, dawnsio, perfformio a phob peth Celtaidd o'r Festival Interceltique Lorient, 2014.
As well as the UK, audiences in the USA, Belgium, Italy and France have also given them a terrific reception, and saw them receive the award for best group at the Festival Interceltique de Lorient, Brittany.
Vive le Festival Interceltique! Vive les Republiques Celtiques!
The trio have represented Wales at the Festival Interceltique in Lorient and at the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow.
And if you happen to be in France this weekend (where I doubt you'll be needing a waterproof jacket), you may be able to pop along to the Festival Interceltique de Lorient, which annually welcomes around 700,000 visitors who enjoy a wealth of performances from the Celtic nations, including Wales.

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