St. Yves Fest Noz Featuring Brittany's Samuel Le Henanff Quartet

  • May 18, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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We will once again celebrate the music, dance and culture of the Celtic nation of Brittany on this night as we join with BZH NY for the St. Yves Fest Noz, This will be one of more than 300 events worldwide celebrating St. Yves Day.

Transporting us back to Brittany on this night will be the Samuel Le Henanff Quartet (left), led by world-renowned Breton accordion player Samuel Le Henanff. From the official write-up:

Samuel Le Henanff Quartet is inspired by the traditional music of Brittany, France infused with a mosaic of influences ranging from Latin to Flamenco with a hint of jazz, touched off with blues. The original arrangements offer a refreshing and contemporary expression and an energetic take on traditional Breton dance music. Samuel Le Henanff, a veteran of the traditional Breton music scene having collaborated or been member of Trio Dédé Le Meut, Tri Pichon Noz, Kanerion Pleuigner, duo Le Gallic - Le Hénanff, Kevrenn Alré, Bagad Ronsed Mor... but also Gilles Servat - Tilsam - Trio Jézéquel, Le Hénanff, Quéméner - Ag ar Choej; having traveled extensively throughout Europe, the USA, the Reunion and Rodrigues islands, and China seeking to mélange and blend traditional music.

A fest noz is the Breton version of an Irish ceili, featuring the traditional music and dancing of Brittany. The Breton group dances are inclusive and easy to get the hang of. So these are great events to enjoy and participate in and we hope you'll join us on this night for this very special and unique experience. No one's ever come to one of our fest noz meetups before and not had an amazing time.

Doors at 7, music starting probably about 7:45ish. No pre-meetup, just go straight to Connolly's. $15 cover at the door, $10 if you're a member of this meetup group.

See you there!

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  • Lynn

    A lot of fun and a new holiday to celebrate!

    May 19, 2013

  • Patrick J.

    Dennis, you are so right, last night was a fantastic event. It was a learning experience as well. James and I, and the CRC, are looking forward to doing many more events with you guys in the future. Thanks!!

    1 · May 19, 2013

  • Dennis

    A good time as always with the music, dancing and kan ha diskaning. Thanks to Patrick and James and the rest of the gang from the CRC for joining in the fun and congrats to BZH-NY for another terrific event.

    1 · May 19, 2013

  • Sile

    Love the Breton group. Always a good evening. Enjoyed whiskey testing & dancing.

    May 19, 2013

  • Sile

    and that is really true for this group - they play on til the wee hours (2 a.m.) of the morning

    May 18, 2013

  • Chrissy

    Hi Everyone! Does anyone know how late will the music be going on?

    May 18, 2013

  • Chrissy

    Thanks (sorry, that info was right in front of my face!) :D

    May 18, 2013

  • Dennis

    No pre-meetup tonight folks, just go straight to Connolly's and up to the third floor club level, look for us close to the bar, more towards the stage. More details in email to those who signed up.

    May 18, 2013

  • Dennis

    The promotional poster says 2 a.m. http://bzh-ny.org/

    May 18, 2013

  • Patrick J.

    Looking forward to joining you guys with our CRC group tonight!

    May 18, 2013

  • claudine

    probably going straight there

    May 17, 2013

  • mary h.

    sorry I have to work Saturday nite. 7p till 7 a

    May 14, 2013

  • Dennis

    Optional pre-meetup at St. Andrews on W. 46th. All pretty informal, we just meet in the bar area, there is no dinner reservation.

    May 14, 2013

  • Jamie

    I got a post about meeting for dinner. Has anyone made a reservation? If so, whose name is it under?

    May 14, 2013

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