Irish and Breton Folk Music Evening @ Fonó Open Air Venue – Budapest 2021.


A great encounter will be witnessed by the participants this evening, when traditional Irish and Breton music will be played in the interpretation of artists who will travel long distances to come to the Spinning Stage to play music, meet each other and the audience.

Only One-Night Concert

Friday, July. 8. 2021.

8.30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

The traditional harp. Irish violin, wooden flute, Irish bagpipe and concertina will come to life in professional hands, as all musicians are obsessed researchers of music history and their interests are not only artistic but also scientific.

Performers will include Quentin Vestur (France – Brittany): traditional Breton harp music and vocals. Quentin Vestur – Musicologist (Sorbon’s degree), Master of the Breton and Celtic Harps, performer. (BA degree from the University of Rennes and MA degree from the University of Limerick) As a musician, he is obsessed with the Breton harp tradition, a master of historical harps. He plays partly on his own harps. As a singer, she researches and represents the “bard” tradition in Celtic cultures that spans historical ages. As a harpist-singer, he mainly gives solo – duo concerts on festival stages around the world and teaches.

Sylvain Pourtier (France): A taste of the Irish violin tradition. Sylvain Pourtier – Musician, lecturer (BA degree from the University of Limerick). Sylvain has immersed himself in the violin tradition of Irish folk music, his repertoire consisting mainly of musical material that has survived in the western counties of the island of Ireland and is still flourishing today. During his studies in Limerick, he regularly played in pubs in the area, in regular sessions where folk music is still a true community genre. The momentum of his concerts and the basic position of his performers are nourished by this experience.

Duo Rouyer (France – Brittany): Brteton flute harp duo – Breton dance music. Duo Rouyer / Ar Gall – Klervy Rouyer (harp) & Malo Le Gall (wood flute) – The duo plays Breton music, mainly dance music. The young musicians graduated from the Brest Conservatory and are regular guests at Breton folk music festivals.

Simon Pfisterer (Germany) and Susan Ní Cholmáin (Ireland): Two special whistling instruments: the Irish bagpipe (uilleannpipe) and the concertina. Susan Ní Cholmáin & Simon Pfiserer – Perhaps the most special whistling instruments used in Irish folk music in the duo’s music. Susan plays and sings at a concertina and Simon plays an Irish bagpipe (uilleannpipe). Both instruments have primarily a soloistic function in the Irish tradition, but in a duo they complement each other perfectly. The members of the duo graduated from the University of Limerick with a degree in Irish music and dance. They also work as performers and music teachers, regular festival performers both in Ireland and on the continent. Their repertoire covers the last three centuries of Irish folk music from Irish Baroque to the sound world of today. In their concerts, sometimes even works by Bach and Mozart are performed.

Admission is free but subject to a security card.

Riport by Aggie Reiter

One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Chris on 09/07/2021 at 09:45

    How good is that !!!!..Free entry for a night to remember !!!! anybody unfamiliar with the beauty of Irish melodies and the fun of the traditional upbeat jigging music should book early to avoid being disappointed…..Thank You Aggie.

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