Fête de la musique 2015

Jazz music near "La Boetie" house of Sarlat, Dordogne
Jazz group performing for the “Fête de la musique” near “La Boetie” house of Sarlat, Dordogne

Each year, since 1984, France celebrates the summer solstice with the “Fête de la musique” – the Music Festival. Each community to the tiniest village brings on their street(s) at least one group of musicians, preferably more, for the enjoyment of the crowd. The party starts usually around 6pm and ends at different late night or even morning hours according to the local prefectural decision.
This year in France June 21 saw the superposition of no less than five celebrations: “Fête de la musique”, “Fête de pères” or “Father’s Day”, “Journées nationales de l’archeology” or “National Archeology Days”, the summer solstice and the “International Yoga Day”.
As usual the “Fête de la musique 2015” was a country wide event. The only drawback of it falling on a Sunday was that many communities opted for the concerts to take place on Saturday and one needed to find out beforehand on Internet when exactly a town celebrates the music.
Rock band performing in Sarlat, Dordogne
Rock band performing in the Place de la Liberté in Sarlat, Dordogne

Jazz group performing for the Fête de la musique near the "La Boetie" house in Sarlat, Dordogne
Jazz group performing in Sarlat, Dordogne

Place de la Liberté music in Sarlat, Dordogne
Place de la Liberté music in Sarlat, Dordogne

Violin orchestra and choir performing in Belvès, Dordogne
Violin orchestra and choir performing in fron of the medieval hospital of Belvès, Dordogne

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