For those of us in the UK here are a couple of dates for your diaries if you have a passing interest in traditional French music and dance.
23rd July 2016 which is a Saturday. Bal-Folk with "Firestarters of Leiden" better known as Nigel Eaton ( Hurdy-Gurdy) Dave Shepard ( Fiddle and bagpipes) Simon Geilen ( Diatonic accordion) playing at the Ansell Centre, Hadleigh, Suffolk. IP7 5DL
and for next year 7th-9th April 2017. The 3rd Weekend of French Music and Dance at the same venue. The previous two have been excellent, Duo Synkro played this year. The special guests from the continent will be "La mere folle" from the Morvan region. I know nothing about them and have been able to find out very little. But expect bourrees, waltz, schottish, mazurkas and so on. Probably supported by BOF ( Essex), and Dave Shepard and Anna Pack. Concert on Friday night, workshops on Saturday afternoon. Bal on Saturday evening and a session (music not beer!) on Sunday afternoon. At the same venue as above...
www.hadleighfolk.org.uk gives some sketchy details