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Finding North

Finding North

Les Abbagliati is heading for the far north. Baroque music from Hanseatic cities like Helsingör and Stockholm alternates with contemporary Scandinavian folk from Farandi. Ten musicians embark on a journey to the high north. The hanseatic cities of the baroque times set the stage, with the thin sounds of the Norwegian prairie as the final frontier.  Farandi is a pan-nordic group with artists from five different nations, including the young flemish bagpiper Marieke van Ransbeeck. Their peculiar setlist travels along…

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Midsummer Dream

Midsummer Dream

Les Abbagliat invites you to a sultry summer evening full of festivities. Baroque and folk go hand in hand. A festive summer evening: the sun is setting, a fire is glowing.  Legs are itching to dance, mouths to drink. Music!  That would be Les Abbagliati’s job, joined by the talented bagpiper Marieke van Ransbeeck, playing both the baroque musette and the flemish bagpipes. The musicians hunt for ‘folk’ fringes in the works of Hotteterre and De Boismortier,both french baroque composers. …

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(Alors) on danse!

(Alors) on danse!

Baroque dancer Ludovica Mosca recreates baroque dance art in a lively spectacle. Baroque and dance, music and movement – one did not exist without the other.  A playful menuet, a solemn sarabande or a happy gigue sufficed to invite musicians, stable men, even the Sun King himself to the dance floor. Ludovica Mosca, specialized baroque dancer, moves all members of Les Abbagliati in blockbusters such as Corelli’s La Follia and Couperin’s l’Apothéose de Lully. When adding her historical castagnettes, the…

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