Tuesday, June 17, 2008


“As the soil, however rich it maybe, cannot be productive without cultivation, so the mind without culture can never produce good fruit.” Seneca (Roman Philosopher, mid-1st century AD).


Wise words, echoed, in Patrick Whitefield’s explanation of the word “permaculture”: “Although permaculture started out a permanent agriculture, the principles on which is is based can be applied to anything we do, and now it is thought of as permanent culture.” Permaculture in a Nutshell, p 3.


So, leaving agriculture behind us for an hour or so, out of our working clothes and in our Sunday best, we took a trip up to the local bar / bakery (boulangerie) to dispense a bit of culture. Gabrielle with her violin and our friend Alastair and his guitar were invited by Jacky and Danielle to play in their bar. It was a great success (see video at top) and served as a good preparation for Gabrielle and Alastair, who are playing in Medreac this coming Saturday, participating in the countrywide Fête de la Musique.


2 comments :

Rosie said...

sounds good to me! there is nothing quite like the public in a breton bar...but at least no one smokes anymore. I used to have people standing 3 cms away from me blowing smoke down my lungs as I sang!

Caroline said...

Who is that handsome ( note perfect, always good humoured ) guitarist? Caroline has footage from yesterday of the same song, perhaps we can pool our resources and come up with a complete Mtv friendly video.( multiple exotic locations,multi camera shoots...)ending the evening jamming with Mr. Quality Street, and his beautifully recycled tin banjo.

Alastair