IN THE CASTLE’S PARK
IN THE CASTLE’S PARK, EVERYDAY, ON THURSDAY 13TH, FROM 1 P.M., THEN FROM 10 A.M. TILL DAWN :
– Instrument makers exhibition : More than a hundred instrument makers, be they French or from other countries, show their productions, have them heard and tried, advise customers and place orders. All of the traditional instruments are represented : drone instruments of course, such as hurdy gurdies and bagpipes, as well as picked or strummed instruments, accordions and percussions. Moreover, you can buy accessories (holders, strings,…) and sound engineering equipment (microphones or amplification system makers).
Charity or product-selling stalls will allow you to buy CDs, subscribe to some reviews, meet producers, artists, training course organisers, teachers, specialists of the Berry region’s heritage, and participate in a musical exchange corner, to sell (or buy) second-hand instruments…
– Animations : Balls, dance floor, open stage, open mic
On the dance floor, 2 bands per night will allow you to dance from midnight onward with a final jamming session on the last night.
Free access to the open stage will allow dance amateurs to try their luck. On the open mic stage, renowned bands will offer you their presence. You can follow daily posts on our website in order to get fresh news.
– Buffets, local producers, restauration : Refreshment stalls, local producers, restaurants: everything you need to grab something to eat between two dances, share a drink with friends at any moment…
THE DANCE WORKSHOPS
To be announced
The Musical Nap
An attractive concept: between 1pm et 2pm, under the trees and with a view overlooking the Vallée Noire, dear to George Sand, you can take a nap while listening to soft music! If you come on Friday, you will be back on Saturday and Sunday!
The musical strolls
Everywhere around the park, at any time, you can take a walk with different stroll music bands.
(line-up still in progress)
On Friday, July the 14th from 11.00 am to 1.00 pm in La Pommeraie :Instrumental competitions for hurdy-gurdy or bagpipes solo – results at 3.30 pm in the castle’s courtyard.
On Saturday, July the 15th from 11.00 am to 1.00 pm in La Pommeraie Instrumental competitions for little bands – results at 3.30 pm in La Pommeraie.
Registration at the opening of the festival
Information at the « Accueil Stand »
The winners will play at the opening of the main concerts.
PRESENTATION OF INSTRUMENTS BY THE STRING INSTRUMENT MAKERS
Program available at the reception