HebCelt director Caroline Maclennan said: “It is a fantastic honour for HebCelt to
be given such a prominent role in this prestigious international festival.
“The Lorient event is a huge celebration of Celtic music and culture and we are really
excited to be part of it and to be able to share our own traditions and heritage
on this stage.”
More than 900,000 visitors and spectators attend the Lorient festival, when Brittany
meets other Celtic nations and regions including Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall,
Isle of Man, Galicia, Asturias, USA, Canada and Australia.
Hebridean flavour for International Celtic Music Festival
22 May 2017
Some of Gaeldom’s finest singers and musicians will showcase the Outer Hebrides to
an international audience at a major Celtic music event in France later this summer.
The islands’ language, culture and heritage will play a leading role when Scotland
is celebrated at the annual Interceltique de Lorient in August.
Scotland is this year’s Country of Focus at the gathering, the largest Celtic festival
in Europe, and the Hebridean Celtic Festival team is organising the opening concert.