Welcome to the home of French and Breton traditional music and dance in West Yorkshire
Les Panards Dansants are VERY excited to announce the line-up of the XXI Festival des Panards which will happen on-line on Saturday 9th October 2021!
Whether you are a musician, dancer or singer and whatever your ability there will be a workshop for you to enjoy led by fantastic artists.
Here is the list of the daytime workshops to whet your appetite:
Pascale Rubens (Melodeon), Toon Van Mierlo (Ensemble), Mike James (Breton Ensemble), Jeanne Lemoine (Breton melodeon) (Singing for dancing), Koen Dhondt (YES!!) (Scottish Variations), Quentin Budworth (Hurdy Gurdy for beginners and advanced players), Mark Prescott (Violin), Dave Faulkner (Bagpipe), Jessica Abrahams (Dances from Southwest France) and Peter Clifton (Breton dances).
In the evening you will be able to watch or dance to sensational concerts by NARAGONIA (Belgium), DUO PIEL/LEMOINE (Brittany) and JO VEAL & ANNA PACK.
There will also be time for chatting and playing in sessions. More details coming soon, but in the meantime, please put the date in your calendar.
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.