FolkWorld #57 07/2015
© Lorient Interceltic Festival

Festival Interceltique de Lorient 2015

Year of Cornwall & the Isle of Man
3 Daft Monkeys [54]
Aggie Boys Choir 
Aon Teanga : Un Çhengey projec        
Barrule [51]
Caarjyn Cooidjagh
Camborne Town Band
Charlie Winston
Dalla [52]
David Kilgallon 
MacQuarrie and Toms 
Mec Lir 
Ny Fennee 
Rushen Silver Band 
Russell Gilmour 
Ruth Keggin 
Sarah Deere-Jones 
The Changing Room 
Tom Callister 

The Year of Cornwall and the Isle of Man

Festival Interceltique de Lorient

LIF @ FolkWorld:

Artist Video www.festival-

45th Lorient Interceltic Festival - 7 - 16 August 2015.

Lorient Interceltic Festival (LIF) celebrates its 45th anniversary! Since its creation in 1971, the Festival succeeded in turning Brittany and the city of Lorient into a true cross-cultural place. It has become over the years an unmissable event for all the Celtic nations.

This year, the two smallest countries of the Celtic arc are the guests of honour: Cornwall and the Isle of Man. To really put the focus on the two guests of honour, a shared symbol was chosen: the sword. The sword evokes the Celtic legends of the two nations: King Arthur and his sword, Excalibur; Tristan and Iseult sleeping in the cave with Tristan’s sword separating the two lovers, and Mannanan Mac Lir, a warrior god from Celtic mythology, who wielding his sword, Freggyrtagh, gave his name to the Isle of Man. All of these legends endow this year’s festival with a veritable aura of magic.

Initiated 45 years ago out of the wish of its founders to contribute to the development of Breton music and culture but also to open to other Celtic nations, the LIF has managed to become an internationally recognised event. ver 10 days and 10 nights, the festival welcomes over 4.000 artists artists from the main Celtic countries: the Isle of Man, Ireland, Cornwall, Scotland, Wales, Galicia, Asturias, Acadia and of course, Brittany! This musical event, which shows the dynamism and openness of Celtic cultures, also presents events in dance, literature, visual arts, films, history, etc.

Carlos Núñez

Artist Video Carlos Núñez @ FolkWorld:
FW#3, #3, #4, #5, #11, #11, #11, #16,
#26, #31, #31, #31, #32, #38, #46, #51


Artist Video Kíla @ FolkWorld:
FW#19, #26, #26, #30, #33,
#34, #41, #42, #44, #47, #56


Artist Video Danú @ FolkWorld:
FW#1, #5, #7, #16, #27, #29, #30, #42, #42,

Photo Credits: (1)-(2) Festival Interceltique Lorient, (3) Barrule, (4) Carlos Núñez, (5) Kíla (unknown/website); (6) Danú (by Walkin' Tom).

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