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Invite to performers to fly the flag for the Isle of Man in Brittany!

Tue, 11 Oct 2022


Festival Interceltique de Lorient in Brittany is the biggest Celtic festival in the world, and for over 40 years, the Isle of Man has been involved in showcasing Manx music, dance and culture to the rest of Europe. Next year’s festival will run from 4 - 13 August 2023. The festival’s Isle of Man delegate, Grainney Sheard, is now inviting musicians and dancers to apply if they’d like to be considered for next year. The festival favours acts who perform traditional music and/or dance from the Isle of Man, or artists who perform in the Manx Gaelic language. FIL is a wonderful experience and opportunity for performers. Travel, dorm accommodation and catering are provided by the festival, and performers are normally expected to stay for the full 10 days of the festival. If you or your group are interested in representing the Island at next year's festival, contact Grainney (mannin@interceltique-lorient.com) along with your promo pack (biog, photos, recordings, website, etc.) which will be passed onto the festival committee for  consideration. Likewise, if you are interested in creating a new Manx trad band or dance group to perform at both Yn Chruinnaght Celtic Gathering (24 - 30 July) and Festival Interceltique de Lorient, get in touch with Grainney and Chloe (manxmusic@culturevannin.im) with your proposal or for advice on how to proceed.