• Short Summary

    Celts honour their tradition even in France.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "EISTEDDFOD OF BRITTANY - Celtic celebrations in grand festival at Roscoff."

    Roscoff, Brittany, France.

    Various shots of people in period and National costumes walking around. Queen Mary Stewart and her Court receive the guests.

    Men on a platform holding a long sword. Tradition says that the sword was broken when the Celts were driven North and then to Brittany. Some have returned to Scotland but some remained there. More shots of the ceremony.

    Long shot of the crowds gathered around the large stone (like an obelisk). At the base of stone the ceremony takes place.

    Start of the wrestling competition - men kiss in both cheeks before starting to wrestle. Men wrestling.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:12:37:00 / 01:13:58:00

Comments (1)

  1. hwitcher@btopenworld.com says

    The young woman with the clarsach (Gaelic harp) is Heloise Russell-Fergusson, a singer of Hebridean songs from Argyll-shire in Scotland. Standing below the Druid Stone, she is being dressed in the blue bardic sash and will be admitted formally to the Order of the Bards and Bardesses of Brittany in recognition her work.

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