Ardeche. Celt'in Boffres: A first Celtic festival on the castle grounds

It is a beautiful setting: The ramparts of an old feudal castle are located on the highest point of the village.

Ardeche. Celt'in Boffres: A first Celtic festival on the castle grounds

It is a beautiful setting: The ramparts of an old feudal castle are located on the highest point of the village. Music is a common feature in this town, which is also the home of Vincent d'Indy, the famed Cevennes composer.

The Musicales de Boffres existed in the past. After a while, the music stopped. Jean-Pierre Touvet, a resident and member of the festival committee suggested that a large Celtic music festival should be held, inviting three groups.

The festival committee members, as well as the municipality, are currently having discussions. The idea was embraced by everyone along the way. On Saturday, June 4, three Celtic groups will be following one another. Nataverne is an essential sextet consisting of Celtic and medieval-rock-folk, founded in 2007 in South-Ardeche. The second is Triskeelt from Celtic. These six Ardechois have performed more than 200 concerts. Cauldron, a Celtic music trio from Toulouse that performs traditional Irish and Scottish songs. They also have instrumentals and songs. Effervescent dances will punctuate everything.

This site is open to 600-800 spectators. Jean-Pierre Touvet, the initiator, chairs the steering group. There are 70 volunteers from local associations who help organize this event.

Admission cost: EUR10 for children below 12. Reservations on the website helloasso.com/associations.comite-des-fetes-du-pays-de-boffres.evenements/celt-in-boffres-2022.

Video The DL/Christian PROST

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