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Festival Interceltique de Lorient

Kevrenn Alre, a Breton musical group

Genre Celtic

Dates August first week

Location(s) Lorient, France

Years active 1970 – present

Website

http://www.festival-interceltique.bzh/

The Festival Interceltique de Lorient
Lorient
(French), Gouelioù Etrekeltiek An Oriant (Breton) or Inter-Celtic Festival of Lorient
Lorient
in English, is an annual Celtic festival, located in the city of Lorient, Brittany, France. It was founded in 1971 by Polig Montjarret (fr). This annual festival takes place in the heart of the city every August and is dedicated to the cultural traditions of the Celtic nations (pays celtes in Brittany), highlighting Celtic music
Celtic music
and dance and also including other arts such as painting, photography, theatre, sculpture, traditional artisan as well as sport and gastronomy. Participants come from Brittany, Ireland, Scotland, Cornwall, Wales, Cumbria, the Isle of Man, Cape Breton Island, Galicia, Asturias, Acadia, and the entire Celtic diaspora.

Dances

Alain Souchon
Alain Souchon
and the Lann-Bihoué's bagad, in 2007

Introduction[edit] The main festival sites are located throughout the city. The more formal events take place at the Palais des Congrès, Grand Théâtre or Église Saint Louis. The larger events take place at the Parc du Moustoir (the home of Lorient
Lorient
Football Club which can hold up to 10,000 spectators), the Port de Pêche or in grand marquees. The festival begins with the Cotriade (fr) or Kaoteriad (br), a traditional Breton seafood supper, which takes place in the Port de Pêche (fr) or Porzh Pesketa (br) harbour district accompanied by sea shanties and traditional Breton marine music. On Sunday morning the spectacular Grand Parade of Celtic Nations takes place with over 3,500 musicians, singers, pipebands and dancers from all over the Celtic world parading through the city streets in national costume. The finals of the National Bagadoù Championship takes place at the Parc de Moustoir during the first weekend of the festival, with strong competition between Brittany’s finest pipebands. In addition individual competitions take place for pipers. For those early risers, Master classes take place each morning with some of the world’s premier harpists, accordionists, fiddlers and pipers. Every afternoon hundreds of performers appear in folk and traditional music concerts and dance displays, and again in the evening there is a choice of several major events, including orchestral concerts, rock concerts and the not to be missed “Nuits Magiques”, spectacular displays of pipe bands, dancers, choirs and fireworks! Throughout the festival the “Village Celtique” (fr) or “Marc’had Etrekeltiek” (br) is open in the centre of the city offering food, music and literature, clothing and crafts. On the final Saturday of the festival the focus again returns to the fishing harbour for the Nuit de Port de Pêche, featuring the best of Brittany’s folk and rock musicians. There is, of course, much activity on the festival fringe, with musicians giving free performances in many of the city’s bars and pubs every evening until late. The festival organisers have more recently embarked on similar ventures such as the St Patrick's Day
St Patrick's Day
concert in Paris, France
France
which attracts a crowd of 70,000 spectators and the Celtica concert in Nantes, Brittany. History[edit]

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Programmes[edit]

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2010[edit] Brittany
Brittany
was the honoured country, for the 40th year of the festival. The Irish group The Cranberries
The Cranberries
played at the opening concert at the fishing port. Auckland & District Pipe Band (New Zealand), Machrihanish Dunes Sound of Kintyre Pipe Band (Scotland) De La Salle Scout Group Pipe Band (Ireland) 2009[edit] Airinos de Fene Al Wasan Alain Le Goff Alain Pennec Andy Irvine Anna Massie Annie Ebrel
Annie Ebrel
Askol
Askol
Bagad
Bagad
Bro Kemperle Bagad
Bagad
de Lann-Bihoué Bagad
Bagad
de Lorient
Lorient
Bagad
Bagad
de Ploemeur Bagad de Roñsed Mor Bagad
Bagad
Kerne Banda de Gaita Fuzileiros Navais do Brasil Banda de Gaitas Xácara Beaton Sister's band Benjamin Flao Berrogüetto
Berrogüetto
Boukalafonsnoz Breabach Brian Mc Alpine Bruce Molsky et co Canto Antico Capstern Carlos Núñez Cibeal Crema de Gaita Dalla Dam Vat Darhaou De la Salle Scout Pipe Band Delyth Jenkins Didier Squiban
Didier Squiban
Dixebra Djiboudjep Dom Duff Duo Alain Léon Sofi Le Hunsec Duo Bothuha Quillay Duo Bouchaud Honoré Duo Gloaguen Soubigou Duo Irvoas Moign Duo Moisson/Tiger Duo Robic Guillarme Duo Tobbie et Sérot Erik Marchand Felpeyu
Felpeyu
Fiàin Fred Morrison
Fred Morrison
FullSet Gérard Blanchard (Invité Red Cardell) Gerry O'Connor Gilles Le Bigot Gilles Servat (Invité Ronsed Mor) Goran Bregovic
Goran Bregovic
Groove Boy's Grupo de Baile Filandón Gwennyn IMG Imosima Jacky Molard (Invité) Jacques Pellen Jean-Michel Veillon (Invité) Jimme O'Neill ( Invité Red Cardell) Karan Casey
Karan Casey
Kekezza Keltika Highland Dancers Kendirvi Keyvan Cheminari K'Vell La Bandina La Dame Blanche
La Dame Blanche
Le Bour Bodros Le Vent du Nord
Le Vent du Nord
Les Calfats Les Frères Guichen ( Invité Red Cardell) Louise Ebrel
Louise Ebrel
Maggie Mc Innes Mariannig Larc'hantec Merzhin Moon Orchestra Methil Pipe Band Misìa Morgan Creze Moxenas Musical Galego New Ross Pipe Band Ny Fennee (Isle of Man) Orchestre de Jazz de Bretagne Ozan Trio Paddy Keenan
Paddy Keenan
Pascal Lamour (Invité Ronsed Mor) Pennou Skoulm Pierre Sangra ( Invité Red Cardell) Pradairo Rag Foundation Ramoneurs de Menhirs Red Cardell
Red Cardell
Régis Huiban Quartet Ronan Pellen Saint Patrick's Pipe Band Saltfishforty Samuel Le Henanff (Invité Ronsed Mor) Skeeal (Isle of Man) SonDeSeu
SonDeSeu
Stockbridge Pipe Band Susana Seivane Tailteann Talar Tan Ban'Ty Taran Thomas Fersen
Thomas Fersen
(Invité Red Cardell) Tommy O'Sullivan Toronto Police Pipe Band
Toronto Police Pipe Band
Tradition
Tradition
Trio Enora Trio Landat/Moisson/Conq Wipidoup Xacarandaina Yann Fanch Kemener Yann Raoul Yudal Combo 2008[edit] Alain Pennec Alambig Electrik Ampouailh Arvest
Arvest
Bagad
Bagad
Brieg Bagad
Bagad
de Lann Bihoué Bagad
Bagad
de Lorient
Lorient
Bagad
Bagad
de Saint Nazaire Banda de Gaitas Xarabal Bleizi Ruz Calan Capstern Carré Manchot Carreg Lafar
Carreg Lafar
Catrin Finch
Catrin Finch
Celtas Cortos Clerorfa Crasdant Daimh Dam Vat Djiboudjep Dominique Dupuis
Dominique Dupuis
Dowlais Male Voice Choir Dulcamara Erik Marchand
Erik Marchand
Escontra'l Raigañu Esquisse Finlay McDonald Band Hen Wlad Fy Mamau HiKs Idir
Idir
IMG Iwan B
Iwan B
Karigosse Kekezza Keltika Highland Dancers King Chiaullee La Godinette La Virée Le Big Stal Leilia Les Baragouineurs Les Fileuses de Nuit Lily Neill Lleuwen Steffan Loreena McKennitt
Loreena McKennitt
Los Ciquitrinos Mc Mabon Mc Neillstown Pipe Band Meinir Heulyn Michel Tonnerre Moving Hearts
Moving Hearts
Mutenrohi Nolwenn Korbell
Nolwenn Korbell
Oktopus Kafé Papi Touchek Penn Gollo Perree T Pevar Den Pick of the Litter Pitlochry and Blair Atholl Queensland Irish Association Pipe Band Quempallou Raggalendo Red Hot Chilli Pipers Sibrydion Soïg Siberil Soldat Louis
Soldat Louis
St Colman's Pipe Band Startijenn Sylbat The Chieftains
The Chieftains
Theresa Kavanagh Toreth Toud' Sames Vale of Clyde Pipe Band Xera 2007[edit] Donaire (Galice) Arvest
Arvest
(Brittany) Dan Ar Braz
Dan Ar Braz
(Brittany) Capercaillie (Scotland) The Dubliners
The Dubliners
(Ireland) Dom Duff (Brittany) Dominique Dupuis
Dominique Dupuis
(Acadia) Djiboudjep (Brittany) Frizbee (Wales) Gwennyn (Brittany) Delyth Jenkins (Wales) Karma (Brittany) Theresa Kavanagh (Ireland) Luar na Lubre
Luar na Lubre
(Galicia) The Mahones
The Mahones
(Canada) Y Moniars (Wales) Fred Morrison
Fred Morrison
(Scotland) Lily Neill (USA) Sinéad O'Connor
Sinéad O'Connor
(Ireland) St Colman's Pipe Band (Ireland) Oi Polloi
Oi Polloi
(Scotland) Alain Pennec (Brittany) Red Cardell (Brittany) Red Hot Chilli Pipers
Red Hot Chilli Pipers
(Scotland) Sharon Shannon (Ireland) Solas (USA) Didier Squiban
Didier Squiban
(Brittany) Sron (Ireland) Storvan (Brittany) Tejedor (Asturias) The Unusual Suspects (Scotland) Whistlebinkies (Scotland) Keltika Dancers (Scotland)[1] Pick of the Litter (Ireland) Vale of Clyde Pipe Band (Scotland), Kintyre Schools Pipe Band (Scotland) Caracana (Cornwall) 2006[edit] Gilles le Bigot (Brittany) Robin Huw Bowen
Robin Huw Bowen
(Wales) Carreg Lafar (Wales) Claymore (Australia) Crasdant (Wales) Daimh (Scotland) Dominique Dupuis
Dominique Dupuis
(Acadia) Gwenan Gibbard (Wales) Deborah Henson-Conant (USA) Tuenda (Asturias) I Muvrini
I Muvrini
(Corsica) Gerry O'Connor (Ireland) Merzhin (Brittany) Carlos Núñez (Galicia) Susana Seivane (Galicia) The Tannahill Weavers
The Tannahill Weavers
(Scotland) Michel Tonnerre (Brittany) City of Adelaide Pipe Band (Australia) Queensland Irish Association Pipe Band (Australia)[2] Murphy's Pigs (Australia) Ipswich Thistle Pipe Band (Australia) John Williamson (Australia) Christina Sonnemann (Tasmania, Australia)[3] Keltika Dancers (Scotland)[4] Claymore (Australia)[5] 2005[edit] Bates Motel (Cornwall) Rory Campbell (Scotland) Djiboudjep (Brittany) Dominique Dupuis
Dominique Dupuis
(Canada) Annie Ebrel
Annie Ebrel
(Brittany) Delyth Jenkins (Wales) Keltika Dancers (Scotland) Nolwenn Korbell (Brittany) Llan de Cubel (Asturias) Lúnasa (Ireland) Carlos Núñez (Galicia) New Celeste
New Celeste
(Scotland) Pat O'May (Brittany) Denez Prigent
Denez Prigent
(Brittany) Nóirín Ní Riain
Nóirín Ní Riain
(Ireland) Susana Seivane (Galicia) The Silencers (Scotland) Soldat Louis
Soldat Louis
(Brittany) John Spillane
John Spillane
(Ireland) Didier Squiban
Didier Squiban
(Brittany) Téada (Ireland) Yann Tiersen
Yann Tiersen
(Brittany) Ny Fennee (Isle of Man) Youghal Pipe Band (Ireland) 2004[edit] Christine Collister
Christine Collister
(Isle of Man) Djiboudjep (Brittany) Dominique Dupuis (Acadia) Ronnie Drew
Ronnie Drew
(Ireland) Paddy Glackin (Ireland) Meinir Heulyn (Wales) Nolwenn Korbell
Nolwenn Korbell
(Brittany) Mairi MacInnes (Scotland) Maggie MacInnes (Scotland) Carre Manchot (Brittany) Merzhin (Brittany) Cass Meurig (Wales) Ramon Prada (Asturias) Skolvan (Brittany) Sonerien Du (Brittany) Susana Seivane (Galicia) Gilles Servat (Brittany) Kathryn Tickell
Kathryn Tickell
(Northumbria) Triskell (Brittany) Kilsyth Thistle Pipe Band (Scotland) Youghal Pipe Band (Ireland) Thomas Davis Memorial Pipe Band (Ireland) 2003[edit] Back of the Moon (Scotland) Blazin' Fiddles (Scotland) I Muvrini (Corsica) Meinir Heulyn (Wales) José Angel Hevia
Hevia
(Asturias) Eilieen Ivers (USA) Mairi MacInnes (Scotland) Maggie MacInnes (Scotland) Tony MacManus (Scotland) Karen Matheson
Karen Matheson
(Scotland) Merzhin (Brittany) Mercedes Péon (Galicia) Denez Prigent (Brittany) Sharon Shannon
Sharon Shannon
(Ireland) Skolvan (Brittany) Soldat Louis (Brittany) Tejedor (Asturias) Toreth (Wales) Tri Yann (Brittany) Amy Wadge
Amy Wadge
(Wales) The Chivas Regal Pipe Band (Scotland) Ny Fennee (Isle of Man) Thomas Davis Memorial Pipe Band (Ireland) 2002[edit] Vale of Clyde Pipe Band (Lanark, Scotland) Armens (Brittany) Back of the Moon (Scotland) Celtitude (Canada) Cormac de Barra (Ireland) Roland Becker (Brittany) Robin Huw Bowen
Robin Huw Bowen
(Wales) Cajuns Denbo (Wales) Carreg Lafar
Carreg Lafar
(Wales) Clandestine (USA) Claymore (Australia) [6] Crasdant (Wales) Djiboudjep (Brittany) E.V. (Brittany) Liam O'Flynn
Liam O'Flynn
(Ireland) Alasdair Fraser (Scotland) The Hennessys
The Hennessys
(Wales) Siân James (Wales) Yann-Fañch Kemener (Brittany) John Kenny (Scotland) Kohan (Brittany) Erik Marchand (Brittany) Merzhin (Brittany) Miosecc (Brittany) Naked Feet (Cornwall) Mercedes Péon (Galicia) Carlos Núñez (Galicia) Skolvan (Brittany) Gilles Servat (Brittany) Didier Squiban (Brittany) Katherine Thomas (Wales) Amy Wadge
Amy Wadge
(Wales) The Waterboys (Ireland) 2001[edit] Big Leaves (Wales) Xose Manuel Budiño (Galicia) Rita Connolly (Ireland) Carré Manchot (Brittany) Djiboudjep (Brittany) E.V. (Brittany) Liam O'Flynn
Liam O'Flynn
(Ireland) Gwerinos (Wales) Hoogie (Scotland) Karma (Brittany) Yann-Fañch Kemener (Brittany) King Chiaullee (Isle of Man) Luar na Lubre
Luar na Lubre
(Galicia) Murry the Hump (Wales) Patrick Mollard (Brittany) Alain Pennec (Brittany) Denez Prigent (Brittany) Rag Foundation (Wales) Gilles Servat (Brittany) Alan Stivell
Alan Stivell
(Brittany) Tartan Amoebas (Scotland) Yann Tiersen (Brittany) Tri Yann
Tri Yann
(Brittany) Queensland Highlanders (Australia) Baron of Lee Pipe Band (Scotland) Shaun Davey (Ireland) 2000[edit] Ronan Le Bars (Brittany) Dan Ar Braz
Dan Ar Braz
(Brittany) Arz Nevez (Brittany) Avalon (Scotland) Robin Huw Bowen
Robin Huw Bowen
(Wales) Cajuns Denbo (Wales) Capercaillie (Scotland) Carré Manchot (Brittany) The Chieftains
The Chieftains
(Ireland) Clandestine (USA) Rita Connolly (Ireland) Diwall (Brittany) Djiboudjep (Brittany) Liam O'Flynn
Liam O'Flynn
(Ireland) Alasdair Fraser (Scotland) Gaelic Storm
Gaelic Storm
(USA) Deborah Henson-Conant (USA) José Angel Hevia
Hevia
(Asturias) Yann-Fañch Kemener (Brittany) Manu Lann Huel (Brittany) Donal Lunny
Donal Lunny
(Ireland) Eileen Ivers
Eileen Ivers
(USA) Erik Marchand
Erik Marchand
(Brittany) Karen Matheson (Scotland) Merzhin (Brittany) The Mollag Band (Isle of Man) Elaine Morgan (Wales) Carlos Núñez (Galicia) Rag Foundation (Wales) Red Cardell
Red Cardell
(Brittany) Melanie O'Reilly (Ireland) Sacred Turf (Cornwall) Tan Ha Dowr (Cornwall) Gilles Servat (Brittany) Skyedance (Scotland) Sharon Shannon
Sharon Shannon
(Ireland) The Silencers (Scotland) Soldat Louis
Soldat Louis
(Brittany) Sonerien Du (Brittany) Telenn Du (Brittany) Michel Tonnerre (Brittany) Kilsyth Thistle Pipe Band (Scotland) Shaun Davey (Ireland) Los Angeles Scottish Pipe Band (USA) 1999[edit] Altan (Ireland) Armens (Brittany) Bernard Benoit (Brittany) Black Label Zone (Brittany) Dan Ar Braz
Dan Ar Braz
(Brittany) Carré Manchot (Brittany) Carreg Lafar
Carreg Lafar
(Wales) Djiboudjep (Brittany) Annie Ebrell (Brittany) Alasdair Fraser (Scotland) Galldubh (Ireland) Iron Horse (Scotland) Karma (Brittany) King Chiaullee
King Chiaullee
(Isle of Man) Gaelic Storm
Gaelic Storm
(USA) Melaine Favennec (Brittany) Yann-Fañch Kemener (Brittany) Dougie MacLean
Dougie MacLean
(Scotland) Michael McGoldrick (Ireland) Pat O'May (Brittany) Malinky (Scotland) Carlos Núñez (Galicia) Denez Prigent
Denez Prigent
(Brittany) Sacred Turf (Corwall) Gilles Servat (Brittany) Skeduz (Brittany) Skolvan (Brittany) Skyedance (Scotland) Sonerien Du (Brittany) Didier Squiban
Didier Squiban
(Brittany) Stone Age (Brittany) Tejedor (Asturias) Telenn Du (Brittany) Tri Yann (Brittany) Xeliba (Asturias) [Deirdre Ní Bhuachalla (Ireland)] 1998[edit] Armens (Brittany) Avalon (Scotland) Elinor Bennett
Elinor Bennett
(Wales) Martyn Bennett (Scotland) Black Label Zone (Brittany) Dan Ar Braz (Brittany) The Bolingey Troyl Band (Cornwall) Nollaig Casey (Ireland) Emma Christian (Isle of Man) De Dannan
De Dannan
(Ireland) Djiboudjep (Brittany) Liam O'Flynn
Liam O'Flynn
(Ireland) Albert Fry (Ireland) Gaelic Café (Ireland) Galldubh (Ireland) Anne-Lorne Gillies (Scotland) Deborah Henson-Conant (USA) Karma (Brittany) Kate Me (Brittany) Lia Luachra (Ireland) Llan de Cubel (Asturias) Mabon (Wales) Karen Matheson
Karen Matheson
(Scotland) Natalie MacMaster
Natalie MacMaster
(Cape Breton) Rhona MacKay (Scotland) Elaine Morgan (Wales) The Picts (Scotland) Ramón Prada (Asturias) Gilles Servat (Brittany) Soldat Louis
Soldat Louis
(Brittany) Didier Squiban
Didier Squiban
(Brittany) Alan Stivell (Brittany) The Tholtan Builders (Isle of Man) Kathryn Tickell (Northumbria) Whistlebinkies (Scotland) Wolfstone
Wolfstone
(Scotland) Kirkintilloch RBLS Pipe Band (Scotland) Deirdre Ní Bhuachalla (Ireland) Impact[edit]

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