Festival Ortigueira 2005, Celtic and World Music Summer Fest in Galicia

Ortigueira (Galicia), Spain – Festival Ortigueira 2005 will be
held July 8 – 10. In addition to its usual Celtic content, the festival will
also feature world music acts. One of the highlights this year will be Irish
band
Lúnasa
, representing the Celtic nations. In total there will be over 96
hours of live music. Other Celtic acts featured include Gatos del Fornu
(Asturias, Spain), Bagad Kemper (Brittany, France) and
Phil
Cunningham
&
Aly
Bain
(Scotland).Turkish act
Mercan
Dede
, who was scheduled to perform at Ortigueira, surprisingly cancelled his
Spanish tour.

The Mediterranean and its roots music will be represented by Slovenian band
Terrafolk,
Radio
Tarifa
(Spain) and
I
Muvrini
(Corsica, France).

There will also be a tribute to Galician emigration. Galician band
Luar
Na Lubre
, will introduce its new musical work along with Ialma, a group
formed by Galician Belgian female singers.

Program – Estrella Galicia Stage:

Friday, July 8, 21:30h (free)

Escola de gaitas de Ortigueira (Galicia, Spain)
Ialma (Galicia- Belgium)
Terrafolk (Slovenia)
Gatos del Fornu (Asturias, Spain)

Saturday July 9, 21:30h (free)

Bagad Kemper (Brittany, France)
Radio Tarifa (Madrid, Spain)
Luar na Lubre + Invitados (Galicia, Spain)
Lunasa (Ireland)

Sunday, July 9, 21:30h (free)

Dominic Graham School of Irish Dance (Ireland)
Phil Cunningham + Aly Bain (Scotland, UK)
I Muvrini (Corsica, France)
Romano Drom (Hungary)
Os Diplomáticos + Invitados (Galicia, Spain)

For more information go to
www.festivaldeortigueira.com
.

[Photos: 1 – Lunasa, 2- Ialma].

Author: World Music Central News Department

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