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French festival honouring Isle of Man kicks off this weekend

Large Manx contingent heading to Lorient

An international celebration of Celtic culture kicks off this weekend, with a Manx twist.

The Lorient Interceltique Festival is celebrating the Isle of Man and Cornwall as its joint honoured nations for the first time in its 45-year history.

The festival welcomes more than 800,000 people to Brittany in France annually and there'll be more than 100 Manx performers there this year.

Culture Vannin Director Breesha Maddrell says most Manx people aren't aware how big the festival is:

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