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Les Panards Dansants, Todmorden

October 7, 2022 @ 8:00 am - October 9, 2022 @ 8:00 pm


The Festival des Panards Dansants is returning with an impressive line-up for a special celebration of French and Breton music and dance. The Festival will take place from the 7th until 9th October 2022 in Todmorden, Yorkshire.

The good news is that Todmorden Town Hall has taken advantage from months of closure to have its acoustics hugely improved thanks to the fitting of special panels. 

On the programme, we are really excited to welcome the amazing DUO PICHARD-VINCENDEAU from Brittany with their exciting combination of melodeon and hurdy-gurdy. Well known in Brittany, this duo is going from strength to strength, and it is a privilege to have them coming up north and play for us. They will also run Breton ensemble, melodeon, and hurdy gurdy workshops.

We are welcoming back another impressive duo: PHILIPPE PLARD and MARK PRESCOTT who astounded us with their talent and energy in 2016.

They will run several workshops too, including bourrées, violin and melodeon.

 The EEL GRINDERS TRIO (Steve Turner, Helena Torpy and Dave Faulkner) are also making a welcome return. Festival favourites since 2000! Steve and Helena will also perform as a duo.

 As usual there will be an array of dance and music workshops to suit all abilities, led by top tutors. To name but a few: Kerry Fletcher (French dance), Dave Faulkner (ensemble and bagpipe), Peter Clifton (Breton dance), and Paul Sherwood (hurdy gurdy beginners).

Artists, workshops information and booking form available on our website.


Weekend Ticket (all inclusive): £52 Friday Bal: £12 / Saturday Bal: £12 Each Workshop: £10
Sunday session: £5

Book Tickets

FREE for children 16 and under


October 7, 2022 @ 8:00 am
October 9, 2022 @ 8:00 pm


Todmorden town hall
Bridge St
Todmorden, OL145AQ United Kingdom
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