Wednesday, 3 April 2013
Chedigny: after 15 years of the blues a move to food – 'repas paysan'
Poster for the last annual blues festival in Chedigny: 2012
Over the last 37 years the pretty village of Chedigny in the Valley of the Indrois has established a very strong tradition of an annual festival in August. When we first arrived in the area, now 26 years ago, they staged a series of plays that covered France's revolutionary period. Then when the late bluesman Big Joe Turner bought a house in the village, they started the annual blues festival. This lasted 15 years through to last year.
Now from a report in La Nouvelle République this year's festival (Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd August) will celebrate le repas paysan offering 'au menu, entre autres, des rillettes sur pain grillé, du canard en gelée, de la soupe d'ortie, de la tarte tourangelle, des andouillettes vouvrillonnes, de la géline lochoise, des desserts, des vins…'