We travelled on to Szarzeau in Brittany to join friends on a very friendly campsite near the sea. The musicians from Poisson Rouge - whose bass player is rootsandshoots' Martin Henning - were there and went down a storm playing their fantastic dance music in local villages and towns. And how we danced - at Fest Noz and Fest Diaz (the nearest we have are ceilidhs but the Breton events are even more inclusive)!!
I hope you enjoyed this evening's show and the music played - mostly by artists I saw and heard on my hols.
Recordings played to be edited
Big Mama Thornton..Hound Dog..The Original Hound Dog
Mariachi El Bronx..Holy..Witchita Recordings 10th Anniversary Compilation
Gogol Bordello..Supertheory Of Supereverything..Super Taranta!
Besh O Drom..Egy Adaz Csocsek..Once I Catch The Devil
Muzsikas..Dunantuli Friss Csardasok (Lively Csardas)
Cowboy Junkies..Ladle..Demons: The Nomad Series Vol 2
Traktorkestar..Vreneli Ab Em Guggisbarg..Agrarian Notes & Urban Groovz!
Oi Va Voi..Waiting..Travelling The Face Of The Globe
Gotan Project..El Mensajero..Tango 3.0
Dhoad Gypsies Of Rajastghan..Experience Of Colour..Roots Travellers
Esma Redzepova..Odzacar..Mon Histoire
Cole Stacey..Coconut Skins..A Long Road To Find
Felix Lajko..Vonosnegyes..Koncert 98
Beata Palya..Szep Szemu Szeretom..Adieu Les Complexes
Ska Cubano..Bobine..!Ay Caramba!
Debout Sur Le Zinc..Le Tanticide..Recreations
Ocho Macho..El Mundo Fantastico
Alan Stivell..La Harpe Et L'Enfant..Beyond Words
Sondorgo Ensemble..Teraj Kume
Ojos De Brujo..Perico Y Juliana..Aocana
Ocho Macho..Hol Van Babylon..El Mundo Fantastico
Nicky Swann pictured right..In Too Deep..Matches & Dispatches
Dave Wood..May The Kindness..Into the Light
Sly & Robbie..Whip That Tarantula..Raiders Of The Lost Dub
From top to bottom: 3 members of Sondorgo; Vojasa musicians; musician from Ska Cubano; Muszikas; Ocho Macho musicians; some of us dancing in Brittany; Louise and Liz from Poisson Rouge; Martin Henning in typical pose © Martin Hodge