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Lorient Celtic Festival

Updated on September 27, 2011

10 days of sheer joy

From 5th -14 th August 2011 the city of Lorient held its 41st Interceltique festival to celebrate Brittany's Celtic roots, with 2000 plus bands playing over the 10 day event its Brittany's biggest music festival.

People come from all around the world to either take part or to enjoy the festivities.The bands can either just start up on the street, perform on stages outside bars/restaurants or enclosed areana's.

Last year was my first visit to the show and i came away with regret that it was my first time after living in Brittany since 2006 because it was such an enjoyable experience. With that in mind I spent 3 days at the show this year and every day was a different experience with new bands performing.

For me the best way to experience the festival is to simply walk around the town centre and enjoy the bands that are playing, I then sit down for refreshments before doing another circuit which would normally take an hour or two.

The video below was taken on Wednesday 10th and for me was the best day, 'Mask ha Boutik' who start the video were simply brilliant to watch and the crowed loved them, we arrived at 2pm that day and left at 11.30 that night.

Other great bands playing that day were Irish band ' Doolin' and 'Mr Jake and the dirty swingers'

Apart from all the music each day the grand parade takes place where dozens of marching bands playing bag pipes with Breton dancers march and dance along the main roads of Lorient.

There are many stalls selling local Breton produce, including cider, wine,sausages, cheese and of course crepes. In addition street performers, artist and caricature's are also to be found plus a fun fair for the young at heart.

With large food halls to grab a bite to eat plus numerous hot food stalls its very easy to spend the entire day within the city centre.

The festival starts early each day and continues into the early hours, a group of friends said they did not leave a bar until 4 am on the Saturday and had a fantastic night.

If your enjoying a holiday in Brittany while the festival is taking place I would highly recommend a day at least in Lorient.

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