What is La Ribotrie? ('ree-bot-tree')
The name comes from a Guernésiais expression which describes a 'churning up' or, in this context, also a 'lively party'. (A 'ribotresse' was the woman who churned the butter). This name was chosen to describe what is a 'reawakening' or rediscovery of the traditional dance and song of Guernsey.
You can watch a talk about La Ribotrie by clicking here.
You can also find a playlist of Ribotrie music and inspiration by clicking here.
You can join La Ribotrie Facebook group here.
Join us every month for a Ribotrie gathering, where everyone is welcome to join in and learn some of the dancing and music - here are some coming up:
Wednesday 5 April at St Sampsons Church Hall (next door to Regency Bedding) at 7.45pm
The monthly get togethers will culminate in La Ribotrie evening. This will be a reawakening and celebration of our Norman heritage through Guernsey language, song, music and dance, akin to what our Norman cousins do or the Celtic Ceilidh, Breton Fest-Noz, French Bal-Folk or Cornish Nos Lowen. Here are the details of our first La Ribotrie evening:
Friday 28 April 2017 at the Vale Douzaine Room, from 7.30pm.
Entry is free (donations are welcome) and there will be a bar and snacks.