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UpBeat - Summer Breeze

UpBeat - Summer Breeze

Summer in France has long been Festival Season, but live music can happen anywhere as Roger Moss finds out...

 

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A Feast of Fests - Summer Music Festivals in 2013

A Feast of Fests - Summer Music Festivals in 2013

Summer in France is often referred to as ‘the Festival Season’, and there’s certainly a whole lot happening around the region. Roger Moss reveals just some of what’s in store...

 

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Cognac Blues Passions - Once more, with Passion…

Cognac Blues Passions - Once more, with Passion…

This year Cognac Blues Passions celebrates its 20th Anniversary, so Roger Moss spoke to the flagship event’s Director and Programmer, Michel Rolland...

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UpBeat - From village bar gigs to full-blown festivals

UpBeat - From village bar gigs to full-blown festivals

From village bar gigs to full-blown festivals, there’s going to be a lot for music-lovers to enjoy during the next few months. Our music columnist Roger Moss investigates...

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In fine spirits

In fine spirits

The big-name cognac houses may grab all the headlines but the region is full of small producers making excellent and unusual cognacs. Teresa Hardy reports on the three-month festival that celebrates them... 

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Bressuire Highland Games - discover the celtic traditions

Bressuire Highland Games - discover the celtic traditions

Tossing the caber and throwing a stone in the heart of the Deux-Sèvres? You’d better believe it! For the town of Bressuire has become the focal point of the Highland Games and Scottish culture in France ...

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Gastronomades - calling all foodies

Gastronomades - calling all foodies

Every year foodies visit the capital town of the Charente to tickle their taste buds at the ‘Gastronomades’ festival

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