BREIZH AMERIKA was invited to part in a series of conferences during the InterCeltic Festival of Lorient (FIL). Every year, 4,500 artists and bands from Scotland, Ireland, Wales, the Isle of Man, Cornwall, Cornouailles, Asturias, Galicia, Acadia, Australia and Brittany come to Lorient to take part in this exciting festival.
The festival includes a range of Celtic music styles - traditional, classical, folk, jazz, rock... This lively event also features dancers, painters, sculptors, writers, film directors and lecturers who will be giving visitors a glimpse of their skills at various venues all over town, providing the 500,000 festival-goers with quality entertainment. Our conferences focuses were on Irish America.
Breizh Amerika took part in an endangered language debate at the Chateau de Rimaison in Pluvigner, France. The debate was organized by the mayor's office of Pluvigner, association Pluvigner-Patrimoine, with musical performances by Samuel Le Henanff, Niall O'Leary, and Tristan Le Govic. The debate led by Art Hughes (University of Ulster) and Daniel Carre (University of Rennes) was centered on the endangered status of Breton (Brezhoneg) and Irish Gaelic: history and evolution, current methods of conversation, and obstacles to preservation.
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