Dylan Carlos, CĂ©in Sweeney, John McCartin

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Dylan Carlos, CĂ©in Sweeney & John McCartin on fiddle, flute and guitar offer music of rare subtlety, in the purest Irish tradition. Carlos Sweeney McCartin's music is energetic, unpretentious and self-assured.

Aaron O’Hagan & Luke Ward

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Aaron O'Hagan & Luke Ward were a favorite of the team from the very first listen. Both from the North of Ireland, they combine bagpipes, flute and bouzouki with brilliance.

Invité D’Honneur : Gérald Ryckeboer

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GĂ©rald Ryckeboer is a leading figure in traditional music in Northern France, and having trained many musicians in traditional instruments, this year he will be playing the bagpipes.



Sessions irlandaises (gratuit)


10h00 - 12h00
Stages d’instrument (école municipale)
14h00 - 16h00
Stages d’instrument (école municipale)
Dégustation de Whisky irlandais (café de la Maison Commune)
Vernissage de l’exposition “Irlande en photos” par Lionel Montagne (Moulin de Boeschepe, gratuit)
Concert GĂ©rald Ryckeboer & Dimitri Boekhoorn (Salle des FĂŞtes)
Entracte / Petite restauration et buvette sur place
Concert Dylan Carlos, CĂ©in Sweeney, John McCartin (Salle des FĂŞtes)
Sessions irlandaises


10h00 - 12h00
Stages d’instrument (école municipale)
14h00 - 16h00
Stages d’instrument (école municipale)
Concert de Aaron O’Hagan & Luke Ward (église de Boeschepe)
Farewell Session & Pizzas (café de la Maison Commune)
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Practical info


By train, the nearest station is Bailleul and Boeschepe is around ten kilometers away. Don't forget to post on the Facebook page if you'd like to carpool.

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If you want to sleep in Boeschepe, we recommend you look for gîtes in Boeschepe and neighboring towns in France and Belgium (Berthen, Saint-Jans-Cappel, Eecke, Westoutre).


The cafés in the village center welcome musicians. The St Hubert is closed on Sundays.


There are several options for eating at the festival:
  • The Maison Commune cafĂ© serves French fries and pizzas all weekend.
  • The estaminet Vier Pot next to the mill serves traditional local cuisine.
  • In Berthen, the Bio Monts grocery store offers organic brasserie dishes (reservations required).
  • For a less expensive option, the Boulangerie offers good bread, and the Ă©picerie local cheeses and charcuterie.

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Festival Bow & Blow

Association Musiques & Traditions

Irish music & dance festival

October 13, 14 & 15, 2023 - Boeschepe (FR)

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