Since last friday Lorient in the south of Brittany is the place to be for the celts : it hosts the famous Interceltic Festival, the biggest celtic festival in the world. For 10 days about 700,000 people ... and me ! come in Lorient to applause artists, musicians and dancers coming from the celtic nations (Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Isle of Man, Cornwall, Asturias, Galicia and of course Brittany) and from the celtic diasporas all over the world.
The biggest event of the festival took place last sunday : the Celtic Nations Parade. It is a kind of Saint Patrick's Parade, thousands of musicians and dancers parade in the city. It is even broadcasted on one of the major french TV channels ! Here you can see the Queensland Irish Association Pipe Band (a group of musicians playing drums and scottish bagpipes) coming from Australia. It was founded in 1898 in Brisbane and is the oldest irish pipe band in Australia. Maybe some of Lisa ancestors played in this pipe band ?
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mesutilgim (96318) 2014-08-05 12:30
Nice capture of those musicians on arch in their traditional costumes.
Good pov and layout, many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
rbassin (24005) 2014-08-05 13:10
une très bonne capture, la vue de derrière est agréable; plein de détails vus sous une très bonne lumière.
jjcordier (79297) 2014-08-05 22:49
Sûr que Lisa va apprécier ces joueurs de cornemuse verdoyants que tu as très bien mis en image. Bon festival!
willperrett (11470) 2014-08-06 13:34
Repeated patterns nearly always work well in a photographic context, and here you've exploited the technique very cleverly. I also like the harmonious colour combinations. Not sure I'd find the music so harmonious!
delpeoples (59186) 2014-08-07 3:42
Salut cher Olivier
Thank you so much for your beautiful photo, what a delight to see. I love this very unique photo of the Irish pipers and whilst none of my descendants would ever have played the pipes (my mum's family were decidedly un-musical Northern Irish and Scottish Protestants) my husband's most certainly would have, who are from the Gaeltacht in Donegal, not far from where Enya and Clannad are from.
Beautiful rich tones and an artistic, well executed POV.
Thanks again, good to see you are in your beloved Emerald Isle once again. Maybe it is your descendants who are the pipers, that would explain your love for this beautiful, ethereal country.
Go raibh maith agat
carlo62 (52174) 2015-09-06 0:24
purtroppo non ho visto la parata della domenica mattina, non ero preparato per questo.
La tentazione era di fermarmi per vedere, ma quando ho visto le code delle auto e le molte persone ferme ad aspettare i bus, ho continuato il mio percorso, avrei perso troppo tempo nel fermarmi.
Sicuramente è un festival molto bello e caratteristico, ma bisogna andare preparati per assistervi.
Molto bella questa foto, eri posizionato bene, non capisco come ci sei riuscito, ci sarà stata una folla enorme.
Ottimo omaggio all'amica australiana.
- Copyright: Olivier THIERRY (chawax) (20758)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-08-03
- Categories: Festivals
- Camera: Canon EOS 60D, Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-05 9:30