« Festival Interceltique » in Lorient
Every year in August, a Celtic music festival in Lorient is organised. Ten days of concerts and entertainment around one precise theme.
The Festival Interceltique de Lorient was founded in 1970 by people who wanted to contribute to the development of Breton culture and to share it with other Celtic nations in Great Britain (Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, Isle of Man, Ireland) as well as northern Spain (Galicia and Asturias).
The festival has created a name for itself on a regional and national level as it organises a yearly event where Breton groups play alongside other nationalities forging a new concept : interceltism.
Following this success, interceltism has crossed the first British and Spanish Celtic frontiers and is now looking to expand to other places where British and Spanish Celts have settled. This is why the festival now welcomes Australian pipe bands, latin-American bagpipe players and Canadian singers.