Lorient Interceltic Festival

August 1, 2014
Lorient, Other

 Originally held in Brest, the InterCeltic Festival now takes place in Lorient and remains the key event for Celtic musicians and artists. Every year, 4,500 artists and bands from Scotland, Ireland,Wales, the Isle of Man, Cornwall, Cornouailles, Asturias, Galicia and Brittany come to Lorient to take part in this exciting festival.

The programme includes a range of Celtic music styles – traditionalclassicalfolkjazzrock… This lively event also features dancerspainterssculptorswritersfilm directors and lecturers who will be giving visitors a glimpse of their skills at various venues all over town, providing the 500,000 festival-goers with quality entertainment.

+33 (0) 297 21 24 29

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Pipers: Blow your drones without the pipe chanter for a few minutes when you first take your pipes out of the box. Initially, the blades on your pipe chanter reed and the tongues on your drone reeds will be dry (not pliable), which will make the chanter reed stiff and often too much for the drone reeds – causing them to shut off. The warm air that is blown through the drone reeds will make the tongues more pliable and receptive to handling the strength of the pipe chanter. This applies to synthetic and cane drone reeds.
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