Welcome to the home of French and Breton traditional music and dance in West Yorkshire
The Festival des Panards committee has had to take the very difficult decision to cancel the next festival which should have taken place in October. We felt there were too many uncertainties and despite things relaxing a bit there is still no guarantee that, for a start we will be able to bring our international artists over without a quarantine, and that social distancing will just be a memory of the past Months months.
And more importantly we wanted to make sure that our artists and participants were safe.
It is of course very disappointing but we plan to organise other smaller events through the year and we are of course already looking at the programming for October 2021 , which will be fantastic and worth all the dance deprivation and wait.
We really hope that we will see you in October 2021, if not before, for a super reunion Festival with lots of amazing bands and tutors from Britain and from abroad.
À bientôt !
PLEASE NOTE that the monthly music and dance sessions are suspended until further notice due to Covid 19 restrictions.
20 Years Les Panards Dansants Festival – Flashmob in Todmorden
filmed by Robert
Les Panard Dansants run informal monthly music and dance workshops in Hebden Bridge, and pub sessions in Leeds. We also run our autumn music and dance festival with international artists and dancers.