Tuesday, February 19, 2013

St Patrick's day and the French

Well, St Patrick's Day may be typically Irish, but the Celtic traditions spread far and wide.
For instance, did you know that in the North of France, on the Brittany coast, they have bagpipes, lots of Celtic music and Irish bars?
In fact, all things Celtic are really enjoyed in France, Irish dance, the black drink, music.
We have a Celtic night in our local hall each summer and when Riverdance was staged here, it was a sell out.
So, France is not so far detached from the Irish as we may think.
If you are Irish, you may like to think about getting your St Patrick's Day cards now.
Great selection of St Patrick's Day paper cards online here ...


  1. I've seen dancers in Brittany dancing to bagpipe music and I thought it was just because Brittany has Celtic connections. I didn't realise there would be Celtic influences in the rest of France - as an admirer of all things Celtic, that's great to hear!

  2. Hello Judy,
    We love all things Celtic too, so it's good to be able to still go and see these things.
    I'm off to clear the snow now, this time last week, we were eating lunch out in the garden.