30th April - 03th May 2020
from 30th April to 03th May 2020, Valdemorillo - Madrid (Spain)
Folkarria eco Festi-bal wants to recover and extend the traditional dances as well as the European folk music, making them a tool for the integration of different cultures, combining them with actions of ecological and responsible awareness, in addition to a series of participative activities for adults and children.
The 10th edition of "Folkarria eco Festi-bal" will be hold throughout a weekend, presenting a musical offer of national and international bands. In addition there will be music and dance workshops of different parts of the world and shows of traditional Spanish folk for all public.
The festival also organizes an eco-social market, a craft market, a space for debates, exhibitions and other activities, as well as art and movement games for children and performances of traditional folk. One more year, the music and dance contest Folkarria for debutant bands is underway.video
Concerts, workshops, activities...
LO BAL DE LOP (France)
Lo Lop, pronounced “Lou Loup,” is an Occitan word meaning “wolf,” the animal that howls to gather and unite the pack. Guillaume Lopez, Clément Rousse and Jordan Tisnér join forces for a nighttime dance and unite their harmonicas in a delightful fusion between musicians and dancers.
Bourreé, scottish, circasian, chapeloise, muñeira, an-dro, and mazurka are some examples of rhythms in their repertoire. Through instruments of different origins, such as the bouzouki, the hurdy-gurdy and the nickelharpa, Obal establish a lively conversation with folk dances...
Castijazz is the Castilian project by Carlos Soto, founder and flautist of Celtas Cortos and Awen Magic Land. Castijazz received the Agapito Marazuela award for New Creation of Folklore in April 2011. Focusing on ethnic music, Castijazz invites us on a worldwide musical journey, with Iberian rhythms and melodies as a starting point. These rhythms are enriched by all the cultures that have passed through the peninsula over the centuries as Sephardic music, Mudejar art and Celtic music intermingle with Mediterranean and Atlantic influences...
Duo Laloy/Letron (France)
Someone probably wrote somewhere that Didier Laloy, a 13 year-old student of Bruno Le Tron, would play alongside him someday. When Laloy and Le Tron play in tandem, the result is a perfect and balanced partnership that includes dance music enriched with all their talent. There will be some balfolk classics, but some suprises as well!
Ciac Boum (France)
Ciac Boum has a strong reputation among French and European dancers for offering a very unique music that breathes the joy and energy of the party. So, dancers hold yourselves well! because we Know how their concerts start but not how they end...
Bal Folk / Música de Poitou
Folk music from everywhere...
The idea of this contest is to promote traditional folk music and dance and to serve as a platform for
musical groups already involved in this area.
The material should be sent before 22nd of February, 2020. The 3 chosen finalists will give a live performance and a dance workshop during the Folkarria Festival. The finalists will receive 400 euros to cover the travel arrangements. The winners of the first prize will be officially invited to the following Folkarria Festival 2021.
Access to all workshops, concerts and performances on friday.
Access to 2 concerts/bal folk on the night (Thursday, Friday or Saturday).
* 60€ first 60 tickets only
* 80€ without discount
(in the ticket office of the festival)
Access to all workshops, concerts and performances of all the weekend.
Access to all workshops, concerts and performances on saturday.
If you only want to participate in certain stages and concerts, you can buy your ticket directly in the festival
The festival will take place in Valdemorillo (Madrid). This town is 30 minutes by car from the center of Madrid.
During all a weekend, from 30th April to 03th May 2020, Valdemorillo will invite to enjoy this great event designed to recover and disseminate traditional dances and the european folk music, a major challenge for the integration in diferent cultures based also in the active participation of the public...
In the Bar of the Festival during all the weekend there will be ecological food and drink. There will be vegetarian and meat sandwiches, pies, croissants, snacks...as well as coffee, sodas, teas, wines, beers, etc. All of organic production.
In the Restaurants of Valdemorillo you can find several menus and taste different and rich delicacies.
Valdemorillo has many bus lines that link the town with Madrid in just 45 minutes and that connect the town with neighboring town like as Collado Villalba or San Lorenzo de El Escorial. At the same time, there is a service of urban transport that communicates the historical center complex with the numerous urbanization.
Autocares Beltran (Tel:918651197)Madrid (Moncloa)-Valdemorillo -
Autocares Beltran (Tel:918651197)Madrid (Moncloa)-Colmenar del Arroyo -
Autocares Herranz (Tel:918969028)Madrid (Moncloa)-Robledo de Chavela-Cebreros -
Autocares Herranz (Tel:918969028)San Lorenzo de El Escorial- Villanueva de la Cañada -
Autocares Herranz (Tel:918969028)San Lorenzo de El Escorial -Fresnedillas-Navalagamella-S.L.de El Escorial -
Autocares Julian De Castro (Tel:918424646)Villalba (Estación)-Galapagar-Colmenarejo-Valdemorillo -
Valdemorillo does not have a train station. Most stations are close to El Escorial, Galapagar or Villaba from where you can take a bus.
Madrid - El Escorial/Galapagar
y Madrid - Villalba