La Fête de la Musique

Tue 21 June 2011

La Fête de la Musique is a nationwide annual music festival, held on June 21.  Every  town in France does something to celebrate, and Vourles was no exception. The town held a two-part concert.

The first half showcased local talent, with six or so groups playing two songs each.  This included an outstanding high-speed rendition of the Pachelbel Canon in G by two high school kids on electric guitars.  The second half featured a ska group, which was also quite enjoyable.  It was the first time I've seen a bassoon in a ska group.


The concert began before bedtimes, so it was an all-ages show, and the little theatre was standing room only.  A long line of  five year old boys sat in the front row.  They were VERY, VERY EXCITED.  They accompanied most numbers with righteous air guitar and, when delighted past all self control, an occasional armpit solo.   By the intermission, they'd formed a mini mosh pit.  It was as much fun to watch the  community enthusiasm as to listen to the music.

Category: Holidays and Festivals

Tags: france /