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Castelnau de Montmiral, my favourite village (except maybe St Emilion, Sauternes, etc etc…) , the 13th century bastide village (just 10 minutes drive from Itazac or Gaillac) hosted free of charge, 4 evenings of live music.
The music varied from jazz to heavy rock with old rocknroll and many other genre in between and of course disco.
Groups included: Sangria Gratuite, Les Charrettes, Nashville, and Les Nouveaux Nes with an excellent disco by Menergy.
For what it’s worth, I’d recommend any of them.
I was impressed by the quality of the music about 25 % of which was Anglo American and sung in English.
The atmosphere was completely warm, amiable, the plentiful food and drink just a few Euros, wines and beer flowed, total strangers often linking arms and dancing together.
On the Saturday night I tried to leave at 23.30 but kept being stopped by my French friends none of whom allowed me to buy a single drink.
I finally got away “earlier” than previous nights at 02.00!
All this in temperatures of + 25 C, with a cool, very light breeze, under a moon that looked as if the Castelnau de Montmiral Office de Tourisme had ordered it specially!