Terres Fertiles 2017

The tiny village of Lanvaudan is situated deep in the Breton countryside. The road to the village winds its way through the woods and when you eventually get there you will find that there is no network for your mobile phone.

Once a year, in September, there is a two day music festival called « Les Terres Fertiles ». In theory this festival is « unplugged » – with no amplification allowed. Being British & playing by the rules, we have twice been caught out, bringing along nothing but our voices & an acoustic guitar and of course, we are the only group to do so – and therefore we find ourselves competing against other groups who are (loudly) wired for sound.

This year though, our pitch was in someone’s front garden so we were fairly well protected from the sounds of the other groups. But it isn’t easy singing outside with no sound system. We’ll be better prepared next year!

 

Mel can’t resist doing the Bunny Ears!

A small crowd gathered in the drive.

From the left: The Skipper, Mick, Bronwen, P-H, Terry & Mel

It’s always worth taking a tankard along – you get more beer & don’t have to drink from a plastic cup!

Mel gets friendly with a silly ass.

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A weekend at Port Anna (Fête des Voiles Rouges)

Saturday: 30 July

La fête des Voiles Rouges at Port Anna, Séné. (Possibly the best little nautical festival in the Morbihan!)

 

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The André-Yvette – 80 years old!

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everyone seemed to be enjoying the mussels

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endless chipolatas and chips

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Smiley, happy crêpe makers!

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Golfe du Morbihan

 

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Ian

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Mick

 

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Geoff, The Skipper, Terry

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« We’re being filmed », I said, « Smile! And make sure no-one catches you picking your nose! »

 

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Martyn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The festivities carried on late into the night.

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Sunday 31st July

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fun & games on the beach

 

Chantimor being bitten by insects. And it was hot too!

Les Soubas Résille

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Beautiful stained windows in the chapel

 

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Many thanks & congratulations to Thierry for the organisation. To Anne-Christine for getting us involved. To Pixel for doing the sound engineering on Saturday, to the cooks in the tent for volunteers and all the lovely people we met at Port Anna this weekend.
We had a great time & hope you will invite us back in 2018.