Breton culture: thrills guaranteed at the Printemps des Sonneurs in Brest

The great parade of bagadoù during a previous edition. ©Vincent Gestin/Brest Metropolis.

The victory is undoubtedly the highlight of the spring bells. On Saturday, April 30, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., the 330 musicians and 75 dancers of the 11 bagadoù, three Celtic circles and the invited charanga (new) will leave the Clemenceau boulevard to meet on the steps of the Hôtel de city, Place de I liberated her in Brest. Where, together, they will perform a common melody. “This is the moment that, for me, marks the day,” acknowledges Fortuné Pellicano, deputy mayor in charge of animation. The thousands of spectators then feel indescribable chills. An indefinable moment of communion between the public, musicians and dancers. very very strong. You just have to live it. »

Also on the show

Previously, starting at 2 p.m., there will be concerts under Siam (Yaouankiz and Kevrenn Brest Sant Mark, bagadoù Brieg and Kemper), rue Ducouëdic (bagadoù Landi and Roñsed Mor, Zebaliz fanfare), rue Étienne-Dolet (bagadoù Marionig Bro ar Faoued, Bro Landerne, Sonerien Bro Dreger), Place Général-Leclerc (bagadoù Adarre and Bro Felger); dances in the Place de la Liberté (Danserien Brest, Cercle Beg an Douar, Bleuniadur); musical lectures at Square Mathon (students of the Brest Conservatory); festoù-deiz Place de la Liberté. And, of course, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., the great Bagadoù parade on Cours Dajot.

the liberating event

Throughout the afternoon, from 2:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., you will also find on the Place de la Liberté an introduction to the Breton language, traditional Breton games, a refreshment bar, pancakes…

The event is organized by the city of Brest, in collaboration with Kevrenn Sant Mark, Sked, the Breton Center for Popular Art and the Conservatory.

“Le Printemps des sonneurs is the liberating event for free entertainment in the public space, after two blank years, concludes Fortune Pellicano. Festive, friendly and cultural Brest finds, in normal conditions, the events that mark its year: the Spring of the bell ringers marks the beginning of the animations until the Christmas market. »

Saturday, April 30, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in Brest. It’s free.

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