Festival dates 7-8-9th October 2022, Todmorden, Yorkshire
The Festival des Panards Dansants is returning with an impressive line up for a special celebration of French and Breton music and dance. The Festival will take place from the 7th until 9th October 2022 in Todmorden, Yorkshire.
The good news is that Todmorden Town Hall has taken advantage from months of closure to have its acoustics hugely improved thanks to the fitting of special panels.
On the programme, we are really excited to welcome the amazing DUO PICHARD-VINCENDEAU from Brittany with their exciting combination of melodeon and hurdy-gurdy. Well known in Brittany, this duo is going from strength to strength and it is a privilege to have them coming up north and play for us. They will also run Breton ensemble, melodeon and hurdy gurdy workshops.
And if that was not enough, we are welcoming back another impressive duo: PHILIPPE PLARD and MARK PRESCOTT who astounded us with their talent and energy in 2016.
They will run several workshops too, including bourrées, violin and melodeon.
Wanting more? How about the EEL GRINDERS TRIO (Steve Turner, Helena Torpy and Dave Faulkner)? We never tire to dance to their compositions ever since they first played for the Festival in 2000! Steve and Helena will also perform as a duo to put the cherry on the top (we love those English expressions!).
As usual they will be an array of dance and music workshops to suit all abilities led by top tutors. To name but a few: Dave Faulkner (ensemble and bagpipe), Peter Clifton (dance), Paul Sherwood (hurdy gurdy beginners) and more to be confirmed.
The Panards Dansants Team