Programme for the Tourtoirac Music Week 2019

From 10th to 17th August 2019

Subject to modifications and/or additions between now and the month of August




Sunday 11th August

In the afternoon, as part of the Tourtoirac fete, the DIZIOW duo with Gilles Debecedelievre and Paul Jochmans will sing and play Occitan songs.


At 18.00 a concert of Celtic music: Glenn Gouthe and Quentin Vestur on the Uillean Pipes and harp.


From 20:00, a musical cocktail evening with 60 musicians (reservation essential).


At 23.00 village firework display.

Monday 12th August

 At 21.00 in the Salle Municipale in Thenon, The Alba Spina Quartet-


Quentin Vestur (harp), Pierre Nenez (flutes, drums), Thomas Thiebaud (violin and flutes) and Lucille Chartrain (harpsichord) playing Celtic baroque music. 

Tuesday 13th, Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th August

Music in the Chateau in the evening (times vary)


Agnes Boursier- flute

Edmond Siwek- guitar and song

Didier Freboeuf- jazz piano

Guillaume Ubeda- piano


Friday 16th August

Tourtoirac Abbey.


Closing concert of the Music Week. Vocal and instrumental ensemble, directed by Benjamin Fau, presenting the fruits of the various musical workshops with almost 60 participants.


Presentation of Musicians

Benjamin Fau

Benjamin Fau : Guitarist, choir master and orchestra conductor.  Studied musicology at Paris VIII and harmony and counterpoint at the Hector Berlioz Conservatory in Paris.  Orchestral and Chorale conducting inspired by A. McDonnell and J. J. Werner in Paris, together with the Phenomenology of Music under the guidance of Maestro Konrad von Abel.  Currently he is Choir Master for the Eolides Choir in Paris and the Mesnil Choir in Yvelines.  He works in France and Europe as Musical Director and guitarist (Chamber Music and Contemporary).


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Didier Fréboeuf


Didier Freboeuf lays bare his musical universe.  Between composition and improvisation, jazz and world music, he enriches his desire for the right note with an accomplished consideration for silence.  He makes the piano speak as if, between him and the sound, there is no mechanical intermediary.  Organic music, emotive and masterly, a voyage without a compass in the heart of territories which he has cultivated with consistency for many years. (Article: Studio de l’Ermitage).


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Quentin Vestur


Quentin Vestur holds a degree in Music and Musicology from the University of Paris IV, Sorbonne and a State Diploma in traditional music. He has also trained in Ireland.


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Edmond Siwek

Edmund Siwek who is a self-taught and multi-talented artiste and exceptional entertainer at our folk, rock or traditional soirees, will perform with his guitar and voice, taking us back to the world og George Brassens and other French and International songs, on which we were nurtured from the 50s to the 70s – songs which were poetic and swept us away, and which will thrill you.

Agnés Boursier

Agnes Boursier, after having gained her prize for the flute and studies specialising in music training, now continues her studies in the flute classes of Frederic Chatoux at the Pole Superieur de Paris-Boulogne.


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The Alba Spina ensemble

The Alba Spina Ensemble pursues its exploration of 18th century Scottish and Irish Music, which resonates with today’s appreciation of traditional music.  Their programme is made up of a selection of published music and manuscripts appearing in London between 1690 and 1800.  Alba spina in compried of Pierre Nenez (Flutes and Daff), Thomas Thiebaud (violing and flutes) and Quentin Vestor (Celtic Harp and Clarsach). 


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