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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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