Music and Dance

As in previous years Le Weekend will feature two free open air concerts on Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th of June. There will be Breton Street Dancing on both days and a Can Can dance competition on Sunday 11th.

This is what we did last year in 2016.

Programme for 2017 is currently being worked on and will be published once confirmed.

Saturday Market Street Stage
11.00 am Les Capers
12.00 Thomas Abrahams
 
1.00pm Sur Les Docks
2.00pm Richard Rozze – Jeff Alexander
2.45pm Accordion Boy: Reuben Apps
3.00pm

3.15pm

Tom Abrahams

Les Sonneurs de la Cote

4.15pm Sur Les Docks
Sunday
11.00 Traddz
11.45 Les Sonneurs de la Cote.
12.15 Sur Les Docks
1.00pm Can Can dancing
1.30 Richard Rozze
2.00 Les Sonneurs de la Cote /Traddz
2.45

3.15

Can Can Dancing

Sur Les Docks

New for 2016 was a concert in St Mary’s Art Centre on Saturday Evening featuring the T.V award winning P&O Ferries workplace choir supported by French trio Tradzz

Thomas Abrahams

Tom Abrahams

Sur Les Docks

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Born on the docks of Dunkirk by firelight, this seven-piece assault to harbours, pubs and taverns is a melting pot of reggae punk, Irish shanties, French ballads, Celtic rock.

Regularly touring Brittany, Germany and England this band are no stranger to the folk-pub-festival scene.

A big band with a big sound that loves to cram into cosy spaces in pub corners and busk till dawn.

Sur Les Docks is ready to spend a good time with you and enjoy the craic, sharing their sense of the fete ( and to communicate with the audience with no frontier…)

So refill your glasses and join in the raucous fun – APERO!

The P&O Ferries Workplace Choir

The P&O Ferries workplace choir have been performing together now for just over two years after being selected and formed as part of BBC TV’s ‘The Choir: Sing While You Work’ Series 2 in 2013. The choir eventually triumphed over its rival companies after performing an original piece of music by Royal composer Paul Mealor and took home the title ‘Best Workplace Choir’.

In 2014 the choir went on to perform on even more impressive stages, including joining Susan Boyle for her first UK tour at London’s Eventim Apollo, headlining at Leeds Castle Classical Open Air Concert and singing to 50,000 plus at London’s Hyde Park for The Last Night of the Proms alongside Earth Wind & Fire, Terry Wogan, Rufus Wainwright and many other well know names in music and entertainment. They concluded 2014 by hosting their debut concert at the beautiful and historic Dover Castle and singing at The Mission to Seafarers Christmas carol concert in central London with HRH Princess Anne in attendance.

The choir has already performed at a variety of important events in 2015 beginning the year with a live performance at ‘The France Show’ held in London’s Olympia, Earls Court and also performing during a beautiful weekend in July where they joined Channel 4’s Gogglebox stars Steph & Dom Parker at their humble abode ‘The Salutation’ in Sandwich, Kent, for a Charity Summer Prom.

Most recently the choir recorded their first album at St. James’ church, Paddington which will be available to buy before Christmas. Music includes classical pieces by Mozart and Bruckner as well as gospel, pop and Irish folk.

For choir enquiries or to book the choir for your event please contact:

Miss Stacey Young | Email: stacey.young@poferries.com | Tel: 07749490964

11ème Musi-chorales de Notre-Dame. La chorale P&O Ferries Choir

11ème Musi-chorales de Notre-Dame. La chorale P&O Ferries Choir

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reuben, young accordian player

This young man is a sensation – and completely self taught!

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Les Sonneurs de la côte

Sonneurs de la cote

Sonneurs de la cote

Performing primarily with bagpipes from central France, the band “Les Sonneurs De La Côte” is strongly influenced by traditional music. Enriched by the sounds of an accordion, a guitar, a violin, a clarinet and percussion, the band interprets traditional pieces, contemporary melodies and some compositions written by members of the band which all have a common point; music to dance to (waltz, bourrées, mazurkas, branles, scottisches…). The musicians are connected to their home port Calais and to its renowned music conservatory where they all come from.

Traddz from Calais

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On Sunday the dancers will be the Phoenix Performing Arts from Canterbury

and DAPA from Deal.