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Festival Interceltique de Lorient

Grand Parade of Celtic Nations at Lorient

Scotland presented 220 of its finest Traditional, Gaelic and Celtic artists as the Guest Country of Honour at this year's Festival Interceltique de Lorient, Europe’s largest Celtic music festival held in Brittany, France. Legendary names took to the stage alongside ground-breaking talent throughout the festival, which ran from 4 - 13 August 2017.

The largest showcase for traditional Scottish music in mainland Europe, the festival offered an unprecedented opportunity to highlight the diversity and quality of Scotland’s finest musical talent on the international stage to audiences of over 750,000.

The Gala Opening Concert featured an all-Scottish line-up produced by the award winning Hebridean Celtic Festival, and a special Grand Night of Scotland concert curated by Artistic Director of Scotland’s premiere international music festival Celtic Connections, Donald Shaw.  The designated Scotland Pavilion welcomed visitors with a daily, live music programme and ceilidh dancing.

Award-winning arts writer Sue Wilson gave a first-hand account of the success of Scotland's presence at the festival in The Scotsman, and Bruce MacGregor presented Radio Scotland's flagship folk programme at the festival.

Keep an eye out on BBC Alba this Autumn for Bees Nees Media programmes about the festival.

    See more photos in our Lorient 2017 Flickr album.

    Updates

    Unprecedented Spotlight on Scotland at 2017 Festival Interceltique de Lorient

    Fiona Hyslop, The Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs tonight (Monday 22 May 2017), launches the Scottish programme at Festival Interceltique de Lorient, Europe’s largest Celtic music festival.

    Sell-out Showcase for Scotland at International Celtic Music Festival

    International music fans have snapped up all tickets for a concert showcasing Hebridean music and culture at Europe’s biggest Celtic festival, as Scotland presents 220 of its finest Traditional, Gaelic and Celtic artists at Festival Interceltique de Lorient in France.

    Festival Interceltique de Lorient Playlist

    A selection of some of the acts playing at Festival Interceltique de Lorient, Europe’s largest Celtic music festival in Brittany, France, 4 - 13 August 2017.

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