Festive French music and dance

Jacopo Bisagni of Les Ritals.

Jacopo Bisagni of Les Ritals.

A FESTIVE concert of French and Irish traditional music and dance takes place in the Corrib Rowing and Yachting Club, Earls Island, on Thursday December 15 at 8pm.

The music will be performed by Les Ritals, which features Jacopo Bisagni (pipes and whistles ), Frederico Betti (guitar, fiddle, piano ), and Vincenzo di Mauro (accordion, fiddle ). Lise Carrel will demonstrate and teach French dances, while ceilidh dance will also feature.

French traditional music and dance is descended from baroque, mediaeval, and renaissance music and dance, and are still played and enjoyed in Auvergne and Provence.

The evening is a fundraiser for The Galway Early Music Festival 2012. Admission is €5 and there will be a bar and finger food available. For more information contact Galway Early Music at 087 - 9305506 or [email protected]

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