Sunday 10 June 2012: Farandole
In the early hours of this morning the four members of Mauresca and their lively music and Occitan singing were still inspiring energetic dancing from those of us who had energy left after a long day, a good supper (charcuterie followed by rabbit) and a lot of wine. It's not the style of music I often listen to - but they do it very well. The lead singer is a very good poet, writing in Occitan, too. I heard him read his work last year at Lodève.
What a day it was! It included a play set in the Middle Ages, traditional music and dancing and Albès who, like some of our friends here in the village, was inspired by the battle to save the Larzac plateau from enlargement of a military base in the 1970s to campaign for and sing in Occitan. Mauresca brought it all up to date - for the younger people to enjoy, but we older ones enjoyed it too.
Today is a very quiet day, for me anyway!