La Nuit bretonne
In partnership with Le Nouveau Pavillon and l’Agence Culturelle Bretonne.
As a warm-up, you can discover traditional Breton games in the castle moat starting at 2:00 PM.
For this 3rd edition of La Nuit Bretonne, the Château des ducs de Bretagne opens its doors with an introduction to Breton folk dances at 5:30 PM.
At 6:30 PM, the main stage in the courtyard is hosting a concert by Irish group Caladh Nua. Floating aloft Lisa Butler’s magnificent voice, this quintet from the southern tip of the Emerald Isle takes us through a few “reels” and other wild “jigs”. The second concert of the evening is by local collective Jeu à la Nantaise! After their success at the “Les Instants du Monde” festival in Rezé and the “Nuits de la Bretagne” at Paris-Bercy and Le Zénith in Nantes, our local dream team of folk/traditional music returns to the stage to set the courtyard ablaze.
Then, it’s time for a fest-noz (Breton ball) and dancing, with the five a cappella members of Manglo, François Robin’s solo sonic stylings on the veuze (Breton bagpipe), the Bigouden swing acoustic quartet Wipidoup, led by the excellent accordionist Régis Huiban, and finally the electric combo, the Veillon-Molard Noz Quintet.
Schedule and line-up
2:00 pm > 6:00 pm: traditional Breton dances in the moat
5:30 pm > 6:30 pm: Introduction to dance with the Cercle Celtique from Clisson
6:30 pm > 7:30 pm: Caladh Nua, Irish group
7:30 pm > 7:45 pm: François Robin solo veuze 7:45 pm > 8:45 pm: local collective “Jeu à la Nantaise” play music (on the ramparts)
8:45 pm > 9:15 pm: songs for a round dance by Manglo
9:15 pm > 10:15 pm: Veillon - Molard Quintet
10:15 pm > 10:30 pm: François Robin solo veuze in the round dance
10:30 pm > 23h30 pm: Wipidoup
11:00 pm > midnight: songs for a round dance by Manglo
In the courtyard of the Château des ducs de Bretagne