The box office is now open for the 32nd Rencontres Internationales des Harpes Celtiques. This major, longstanding lever harp festival takes place every year in Dinan, Brittany, and always features a fantastic programme from the most important Celtic artists from all over the world.
This year, the festival will welcome Elisa Vellia (Greece), Ensemble Sangineto (Italy, Erik Ask-Unmark (Sweden), Eva Fogelgesang (Lorraine), Floriane Blancke and Dermot Byrne (Ireland), Harriet Earis (Wales), Laura Perrudin (Brittany), Maz Plant Out (Ile de France), Monika Stadler (Austria), Morgane Le Cuff (Brittany), Norma Ortega (Paraguay), François Pernel's Oak Ink Trio (Anjou), Quentin Vestur's Trio (Brittany), Raphael Pinel (Provence), Sirin Pancaroglu and Bora Uymaz (Turkey), and Amelia Saad's Trio Keynoad (Provence).
Myrdhin, Artistic Director of the festival since its beginnings, will also perform in Trio, with flute (Philippe Launay) and African kora (Tidiane Dia).
Running alongside the concert schedule is an equally rich course schedule, workshops on Breton dance, and also the chance to build your own small harp. At 590€ for materials, instruction and tickets to all concerts from 5:30PM, this is a great chance to get started with the harp, and gain insight into its construction at the same time. There is also a series of very reasonably-priced children's workshops, and "Harpes en rue", street music bring the harp to the local community.
For participants coming from afar, we have a special harp hire offer for Dinan: ring us in Mouzeil on +33 2 40 97 24 97, explain the harp is for Dinan, and we and the festival will organise the transport of the harp to Dinan for you.
The Camac team are also looking forward to welcoming you personally in the salon des luthiers, where we'll be sharing the exhibition hall with a fine line-up of artisan harp makers.
All information and bookings can be done via the festival website.