The night before John and I left Paris was Summer Solsice and the Parisians were celebrating with a city-wide Music Festival. After dinner we headed out to see what was happening.
Lots was happening! Right next door at the Place des Vosges the arcades were providing a perfect setting for both professional and amateur musicians like this harpist.
We loved this folk singer with her dulcimer and so did her audience.
This amateur choir invited the audience to sing along.
There was no room for cars on the streets around the square.
This drum group invited kids in the audience to partake with rattles.
A wonderful jazz group; Odeon by name.
Another group played country dance music
and the crowd joined in with enthusiasm.
We liked this group of
mouth organ virtuosos
and another group playing bagpipes.
We decided to see what was happening at the Swedish Cultural Center. Swedish songwriter, singer and feminist, Beatrice Eli was in full control of the young crowd wearing flowers and drinking from wine bottles.