23 mai 2017

The old castle: a fantastic showcase for the Highland Games

For the next IHGF European Pro Championship on June 10 and 11, the competition will take place in the Bressuire castle. As usual! And this is a fantastic setting for our Games. Just have a look! So Scottish! That's an essential reason to call our city Bressuire-the-Scot. Without this exceptionnal showcase, Bressuire wouldn't be in the Top 3 of the International Highland Games, according to the Heavies who all enjoy the place. And the city wouldn't have staged the IHGF World in 2015. Keeping our fingers crossed When we see... [Lire la suite]

07 mai 2017

Bressuire Highland Games: Programme, line-up and bookings

The Bressuire Highland Games blog tries to give you all the information you must know about the Bressuire IHGF European Championships and the Celtic week-end on June 10 and 11 in the fantastic castle of the city. Bressuire-the-Scot What a programme with a piping competition, celtic dancers, a concert with the Booze Brothers, a Force Basque show... ...and, of course, the Highland Games French Championship ...and the IHGF Professionnal European Championship The blog also gives you the link for the bookings. More to comeAnd it... [Lire la suite]
01 mai 2017

Bressuire: Lorne COLTHART interviewed by eleven-year-old pupils

They are  eleven or so and they study in College Supervielle.They are in sixième (the first form in the British school system, the sixth grade in the US) and they have been working on the Bressuire Highland Games with their school since October 2016. An interview in EnglishThey have just interviewed Lorne COLTHART from Scotland, one of the ten competitors for the next IHGF European Championship in Bressuire on June 10 and 11. What are the colours and the patterns of your tartan? Do you like your tartan? I wear two tartans: my... [Lire la suite]
27 avril 2017

Bressuire Highland Games, the place to be on June 10, 11

Want to see what the Highland Games in Bressuire look like? Want to hear what they sound like? Plan to come to France for the IHGF Professionnal European Championships?So watch this video by Gavin Anderson, our piper, our guitar-player and also our filmmaker You'll see why so many people are looking forward to being in Bressuire on June 10 and 11. Highland Games, pipebands, dancers and a fantastic atmosphere at the old castle: Bressuire will definitely be on June 10 and 11 "the place to be"! Thanks, Gavin, for your video... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2017

Piping in Bressuire: WATT's up? A World Champion for the Games

You know Watt? One of the most prestigious solo pipers of the world, Robert WATT from Northern Ireland, will play during the Bressuire Highland Games for the IHGF European Championships. That's a real privilege for the Bressuire Highland Games to welcome such a piper.Just have a look at his biography "Robert, from Maghera in Northern Ireland, began to play his first instrument, the great highland bagpipe at the age of seven in his local pipe band, Tamlaght O'Crilly. He was involved in competing and public performance from the... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2017

"Heure d'été": Of clocks and cabers in Bressuire-the-Scot

Do you know why last Saturday night was a special one in France? Time was ripe for "l'heure d'été", summer-time. So, we had to hurry up and move our clocks an hour forward. And suddenly right in the middle of the night, it's not 2 o'clock but 3 o'clock!And Mary PINET who regularly contributes to the blog is going to have more about this. It's called "Of clocks and cabers"But don't worry, it doesn't make any change for caber-tossers.Whether it is" l'heure d'hiver", winter-time or "l'heure d'été", summer-time, everybody knows that... [Lire la suite]

17 mars 2017

The answers to the Franco-Irish quiz

1       De Gaulle 2       Le munster.   3       Stephan Roche 4       Hennessy Cognac. 5       Green White and Gold or Orange. Green for the catholics,Gold or Orange for the protestants and white for peace   between the 2 communities 6       Beckett, O Wilde, J Joyce, Singe, and Yeats 7      ... [Lire la suite]
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21 février 2017

French pipers, Celtic dancers and European throwers:what else?

For the IHGF European Professionnal Championships in Bressuire on June 10 and 11, the famous castle will host the best throwers, of course, but also the crème de la crème of French pipers and  young dancers from Ireland and Scotland. The spectators will also have the opportunity to listen to celtic rock music with the Booze Brothers and discover a sport from Southern France called Force basque Definitely, the venue at the castle will be exceptionnal and diversified and if you enjoy Highland Games Bressuire will be on June 10... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2017

Pipebands: Rugby in Paris, Highland Games in Bressuire

The Paris & District Pipe Band (photo) will form a mass band with 51st Highland Division Memorial to play the Scottish anthem before the international rugby match between France and Scotland in le stade de France. But after the Grand Stade in Saint-Denis this Sunday for the 6 nations, the two pipebands are also programmed for the IHGF Highland Games European Pro Championships in Bressuire. Jacques Dransard, the French drum major and bagpipe-player in charge of pipebands in Bressuire and Laurent BATTUT, the president of Paris and... [Lire la suite]
08 février 2017

Francis Brebner and IronMind praise Bressuire Games

Francis BREBNER, the IHGF chairman, has just used his Facebook page to quote an IronMind's article by Randall J. Strossen about the next IHGF European Championships in Bressuire, France. The French city is to host the Games on June 10 and 11 And he also used this opportunity to praise our town, the AJEF organisers and the castle on his Facebook page. His article is illustrated by a bill featuring one of Bressuire's favourite sons, Scott Rider. Unfortunately, there will be no Scott in the 2017 line-up (see below) Here's... [Lire la suite]
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