2013 – Year in pictures – Skeudennou bloavezh monet – L’année en images

12/13 – Storms in Brittany – Floods in Morlaix/Quimperlé/Châteaulin 
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11/13 – Les bonnets rouges / red caps 

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09/13 – Breton section to open in Harvard
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08/13 – Interceltic Festival in Lorient
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07/13 – Superb summer in Brittany
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 06/13 – The Breton speaking school, Diwan of Carhaix, is recognised as best school.
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 05/13 -Saint Yves / Fête de la Bretagne / Brittany’s day is the biggest so far (with more than 300 events around the world).
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 04/13 – Marine Harvest is planning to close down its plants with the loss of 400 jobs in Brittany
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 03/13 – Guy Cotten – Creator of the famous Breton Yellow Fishing gears dies

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02/13 – Brittany Ferries, formely known as BAI (Bretagne-Angleterre Irlande), launches its 40th season

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 01/13 – Severe snow and frost in Brittany
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Kenavo Élise

Elise

We are sorry to announce that one dear friend, Elise Hennebelle née Le Duigou, suddenly departed, she has been cheering us up with her smile and her fiddle playing for many years in Galway and elsewhere in Ireland. We shall miss her.
The funeral will be held this Friday 13th of December at Le Faouet in Brittany from 11.00 am.
We will have a session in her memory in Galway some day.
Our thoughts go to her family.

Nous sommes désolés de voir notre amie Élise Hennebelle née Le Duigou nous quitter si vite, elle nous avait réjouis avec son sourire et sa musique au violon durant de nombreuses années sur Galway et ailleurs en Irlande. Elle va nous manquer.
La cérémonie aura lieu ce Vendredi 13 Décembre au Faouet en Bretagne à partir de 11h00.
Nous aurons une session en sa mémoire à Galway un jour prochain.
Nos pensées vont à sa famille.

Peoc’h d’he ene.

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St Yves’ day in Belfast

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Pan Celtic Festival in Carlow

Come and join the Pan Celtic festival in Carlow, from the 2nd to the 7th of April.

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Crepe / Pancake Tuesday in Galway

We’ll have this year again a Breton evening on Tuesday 12th of February for Pancake Tuesday with a full Breton crepe meal in Galway with live Breton music performed by Ar Maen Du.
If you want to join this event taking place at Java’s creperie (17 Upper Abbeygate st) from 6.00 pm til midnight, please make your reservation by calling these numbers: 087 9600157 / 091 533330

The Menu consists of Kir breton, Amuse gueule, 1 Galette and 1 Crepe.

Organised by the Galway-Lorient twinning committee

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Gilles Servat in Ireland

The great Gilles Servat, singer, songwriter, author, poet, and one of the leaders of the Breton folk movement for over thirty years will come to Ireland to share some of his talent:

Dublin on Tuesday 25th of September, at Whelan’s (25 Wexford St)  –  € 12

Dungarvan co. Waterford on Friday 28th of September, at the Town Hall Theatre – € 16

 

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Exhibition of Robert MICHEAU-VERNEZ

An exhibition of the Breton artist Robert Micheau-Vernez is held at the Galway Museum until this November.

This exhibition is organised by the Galway-Lorient twinning committee.

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DÁN Irish Tour

Guidewires, Kan, Breton Quartet & Alyth McCormac

Wed 15th Aug
Glór, Ennis 8pm       €18/€16

Thur 16th Aug
National Concert Hall, Dublin 8pm        €20/€18

Sat 18th Aug
Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2012, Town Hall, Cavan 8pm        €25

Sun 19th Aug
Kilkenny Arts Festival, St Canice’s Cathedral, Kilkenny 8pm            €22 / €19

 

Here is a full list of artists involved:
Pádraig Rynne – Concertina Ireland (Guidewires)
Tóla Custy – Fiddle Ireland (Guidewires)
Sylvain Barou – Flutes Brittany (Guidewires)
Paul McSherry – Guitars Ireland (Guidewires)
Karol Lynch – Bouzouki Ireland (Guidewires)

Brian Finnegan – Whistles Ireland(Kan)
Aidan O’ Rourke – Fiddle Scotland (Kan)
Ian Stephenson – Guitar England (Kan)
Jim Goodwin – Drums England (Kan)

Geoffroy Tamisier – Trumpet Brittany (Orchestre National de Jazz)
Janick Martin – Accordion Brittany (Hamon Martin Quintet)
Jacques Pellen – Guitar Brittany (Dan Ar Braz – Heritage De Celtes)
Etienne Callac – Bass Brittany (Guichen Quartet)

Alyth McCormac – Vocalist Scotland

This project is very kindly funded and supported by the arts Council of Ireland

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Connemara Walk & Breton Session in Clifden

Our Summer Walk will take place this year in Connemara on the Connemara National Park, on Saturday 28th of July. We shall meet up on the National Park’s parking in Letterfrack at 2.00pm.

The following day on Sunday 29th of July we shall have a Breton Session in Clifden at Lowry’s bar (Main street), from 1.00pm, so bring your instruments or be prepared to dance a bit.

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Tour de Connemara

www.celticseries.ie

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