Documenting the curious world of the hurdy-gurdy.

Le Chateau d’Ars

Festival of traditional musics and folk dances, 13-15 July 2012
La Châtre, France

Instrument-makers, concerts, folk dances and a unique atmosphere, the festival has become THE meeting place of traditional music in Europe.  A unique show of instrument makers which welcomes 130 instrument makers from the whole world presenting and selling their instruments: bagpipes, hurdy-gurdies, accordions, wind instruments, percussion and many more…
30 concerts and folk dances are scheduled, providing an opportunity to hear the variety and the wealth of traditional music.  Various activities are scheduled during the day, including : dance workshops, presentation of instruments, competitions, folk dances for children, Apérosol, meetings with the musicians.
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