2/Jun/2017

The new edition of the cycle of concerts 'Music on the Camino' will begin this Saturday

  • The Goián musical group will open the new edition of this initiative organised by Turismo de Galicia and the Galician Federation of Popular Bands on June 3.
  • A total of 27 performances will take place during the weekends of the Months of June, July and August in the Plaza de las Platerías, in Santiago
  • These concerts are free, are open to  the general public and are especially intended for the pilgrims recognising their efforts to reach Santiago

Santiago de Compostela, June 1, 2016

On Saturday June 3, the Goián musical group will open a new edition of Música Camiño, the cycle off concerts organised by Turismo de Galicia in collaboration with the Galician Federation of Popular Music Bands, which will take place at all the weekends of June, July and August in the Plaza de las Platerías, in Santiago de Compostela.

In this edition a total of 27 concerts will be held free, to all the public and especially intended for the pilgrims who arrive in Santiago in the final stage of the Camino. The concerts will last approximately one hour and will be held in the Plaza de Platerías at the end of the Pilgrims’ Mass. In the event of bad weather, the performance will be held in a covered area near the Cathedral.

Popular music bands from Galicia will participate with the intention to disseminate the Jacobean culture and thus promote Galician music among the pilgrims who reach the final stage of the Camino.

With 27 performances

After Saturday’s performance, the programme will continue on Sunday June 4 with the Cerdedo Music Band. The performances in the month of June will continue on 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 and on Friday the 30th, with the Chapela Music Band, the Lira de San Miguel de Oia Music Band, the Viveiro Viveiro Municipal Band, the Cee Band and the Padrón Municipal Band.

In the month of July, the performances will be held on the 1, 2, 7 and 8, with the Unión Musical de Meaño Band, the Música Cultural y Recreativa Band of As Pontes, The Municipal Music Band of A Golada and the Nova Lira de Moraña Music Band.

Galician Popular Music Bands

Finally, in the month of August, on Fridays, Music on the Camino will also include performances on the 4, 5 and 6, with the Sanxenxo Music Band, the Agrupación Musical Artística de Arcade and the Silleda Music Band.

The music will continue on the 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, with the Unión de Goiáns, Ateneo Musical de Bembrive, Unión Musical de Tenorio, Sons e Soños and Unión Musical de Coruña. Unión Musical Ponteledesma will perform on Friday 18, while the Banda Juvenil de Torroso and the Agrupación Musical O Rosal will d so on August 19 and 20.

The cycle will end on the weekend of August 25, 26 and 2, with the Banda Artística de Merza, la Banda Juvenil de Barro and the Banda de Música de Ordes.