Sunday 21st June
I always thought that Britain or maybe America was the spiritual home of Music, but of course it was Europe, which for centuries was border-less as far as the rich were concerned. And here in France, though there seem to be relatively few Modern Musical Giants, they love their music. This weekend is a Music Festival here in Eymet, in fact tomorrow is all over France, they just seem to have made a whole weekend of it here.
Last night (Friday) was another great rocking night with Geoff Barker and Elvis at le Pub Gambetta and as Summer is here it is out under the arches now. We were all singing along till nearly midnight (again, naughty stop-outs).
Today (Saturday) there is music in Parc Forestier just behind the Chateau and there will be food and wine too. I have no idea who will be performing but am looking forward to it anyway. This is a precursor to the Soiree Gourmand evenings all through July and August every Thursday in the Parc. Also at the Pont Roman (Roman Bridge) there will be a hog roast and music, but this is ticketed and I was too late to get a ticket this time.
There is also a classical concert in the church at eight (I may look in on that too). Then tomorrow (Sunday) in the square the real music festival will take place with a stage and sound system. I will open the Café and see if anyone wants to come in while I listen to the music myself. Geoff and Elvis will be appearing at some point but lots of other performers too. A real Music Marathon.