Les Panards Dansant
Breton Dance Workshop
5.00pm to 7.00pm approx
Fest-Noz (Breton Ceilidh)
with Ker Brize
Kate Moran (fiddle); Patrick O’Reilley (bouzouki); Doug Briggs (accordion); Martin Dunne (flute); Yannick Minvielle-Debat (vocals)
Mytholmroyd Community Centre, Elphaborough, Mytholmroyd
8.00pm to 10.30pm
Ker Brize play traditional dance music from Brittany; often at the ‘fest noz’ (night festival) where there is much singing and dancing. All this will be faithfully re-created in Mytholmroyd on a hot summer evening with the help of Yannick who will be calling the basic steps of these Breton circle dances as well as singing traditional Breton songs. For those who’d like to have some advance knowledge of the dances there’s a workshop with Yannick preceding the Fest-Noz.
The Ian McMillan Orchestra
New Road, Hebden Bridge
8.00pm to10.00pm approx
Ian McMillan (voice); Luke Carver Goss (accordion / guitar); Dylan Fowler (guitar / mandocello); Clare Salaman (nykelharp / hurdy-gurdy / violin); Nathan Thomson (double bass / flutes); Oli Wilson Dickson (violin / percussion)
Yorkshire words and European music. Poet, broadcaster and comedian Ian McMillan dances with composer and accordionist Luke Carver Goss of Szapora – “You’ve got to go and hear them play . . . fabulous” (Late Junction, BBC Radio 3) – in this sizzling work of words and music. Powerful, echoing tales of milkmen, mining, heatwaves, dads, death by shanty, voices found, industrial manoeuvres, 9/11 and the late great Ronnie Barker. Improvised and constructed – for audiences aged 7 to 107.
“ . . . a breath of fresh air” (Sue Arnold, The Observer)