Forma Antiqva is a baroque music ensemble made up of young interpreters who studied in prestigious European conservatories, such as Catalonia's Escola Superior de Música, the Royal Conservatory of The Hague or London's Guildhall School of Music. All of its members are experienced concert performers with different baroque ensembles and orchestras.
'The fact that the tiny wingbeats of a colourful butterfly could produce chaos in the entire planet is an accepted and demonstrated theory. However, unconsciously, we do not recognise the same argument in music, even when it is explained to us by a certain Aristotle. Action and reaction. Why make music' What is the objective of playing it' Perhaps for fun and recreation'
Perhaps because it is pleasant and helps us to forget about our problems, like sleeping and drinking' but there is more to it. Music has a virtue that other pastimes do not possess and that takes it to a superior level. Its education. Its effect on us, on our character. Music can clearly change the soul's moral character and if it has that ability, imagine what it could lead to''
The gastronomy festival par excellence in the municipality of Padrón, held on the first Saturday in August in the parish of Herbón. It started in 1978 and is now classified as a Festival of Galician Tourist Interest.
Festival featuring the promotion and tasting of ham, which is held on August 14 in the parish of Bermés (Lalín) and will reach its 16th year in 2014. Cured and roast ham is served, along with bread and wine.
Like the 5th of every month, the Municipality of Touro holds its local market, but on this occasion it is devoted especially to the Carnival Festival. A parade featuring the traditional “Xenerais da Ulla” and carnival groups with the festival’s most representative elements.
Declared a Festival of National Tourist Interest, the Stew Festival is a tribute to one of the outstanding dishes of Galician gastronomy. It is held on the Sunday before the Carnival festival and with the passing of the years, it has become one of the main gastronomy festivals in Galicia and even in the Iberian Peninsula. It began in 1968, with the objective of exalting and promoting the town of Lalín as a point of reference in the production of quality meat and excellent farm products.
An event declared a Festival of Galician Tourist Interest that receives an important number of visitors from all over Galicia every year. This festival was one of the first “filloa” (crepe) festivals held in Galicia, being centred on an exclusively Galician product, just like other traditional products accompanying it (honey, chorizo…), although there are similar desserts in other regions and countries. In view of its age, we can determine that it originated as a genuine promotion of this characteristic Entroido (Galician Carnival) product.