Articles by: Matthews, Sophie

Beer and Bagpipes Nov 2017 in Chanter 2017 Winter

We played in Cassel (French Flanders near St Omer) at the beginning of April as part of a short tour of Belgium, the Netherlands and northern France. We weren’t sure what to expect – all our other bookings were clubs or house concerts, but this was an ‘estaminet.’ Unfortunately, the Collins French dictionary doesn’t contain the word ‘estaminet’ so we turned up not quite knowing what we’d let ourselves in for.

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