25th

international bagpipe festival Strakonice

22nd - 25th August 2024

ABOUT FESTIVAL

The festival is one of the most important folklore festivals in the world in terms of its scope and quality. Each year of the festival is an opportunity to meet and get to know each other’s ensembles and individuals who present bagpipes. The performers are united by their love of tradition and folk art. For the 25th time, bagpipers and bagpipe ensembles from various countries of the world will gather in Strakonice to play, sing, dance and together create the International Bagpipe Festival. The audience will have the opportunity to admire the beauty and diversity of the costumes and musical and dance traditions of different nations. Over time, the Bagpipe Festival has become one of the main pillars of cultural events in Strakonice and plays an irreplaceable role in the presentation of our town and Czech folklore throughout the world.

INTERNATIONAL BAGPIPE FESTIVAL, short IBF (in czech MDF) is organized by Municipal Cultural Centre of Strakonice, the city of Strakonice, with the support of the Ministry of Culture and South Bohemian Region under the auspices of President of the Czech Republic, Petr Pavel and Minister of Culture Martin Baxa.

Previous years

ENSEMBLES

CZECH

Czech ensembles with a long tradition that regularly perform at the bagpipe festival.

FOREIGN

Foreign ensembles with a long tradition regularly return to the bagpipe festival.

CHILD'S

Children's ensembles are a regular revival of piping and a contribution of the younger generation.

INDIVIDUALS

Every year we also welcome individual bagpipers, who add variety to the traditional parade.

OTHERS

Traditionally, we also try to introduce you to alternative bagpipe music or the production of the bagpipes themselves.

STALL SALE

Dear Sellers,

Thank you for your interest in booth sales at the International Bagpipe Festival. Please read the following lines, adherence to these guidelines is essential:

  • The stall sales will be located in the area of Strakonice Castle, the summer cinema, in the vicinity of the brewery Pivovar Strakonice 1649, a.s. and in the parking lot of the former Bat’a OD opposite the Church of St. Margaret.
  • We ask you to fill in the application forms properly in all details, please indicate all types of goods (if you are found to be selling a different product range than the one you have indicated in the application form, you will be evicted).
  • Each vendor is required to clean up the rented space after themselves (boxes, papers, etc.).
  • Refreshment vendors will provide their own bins at their own expense, which must be emptied continuously into the bins provided.
  • We recommend using eco-friendly utensils when selling refreshments, for more information click here: https://www.top-obaly.cz/kategorie/ekologicke-nadobi. Please note the possibility of returnable cups /under discussion/.
  • If you require an electricity connection, please indicate this on the application form.
  • Only beer from the brewery Pivovar Strakonice 1649, a.s. will be sold and promoted at the booth sales at this event. If found selling any other beer, such vendor will be immediately ejected.
  • The price is per square meter. The price is per stall for the entire duration of the event.
If you have multiple booths, please indicate how many spaces you would like. Please send completed applications to: sona.petrikova@meks-st.cz Selected applicants will receive an informational email including an invoice for the space. The space fee is non-refundable. Application for the MDF 2024 booth sale must be submitted no later than June 30, 2024. If you are selected as a vendor at MDF you will receive a confirmation + invoice, which is binding on the vendor and must be paid by June 30, 2024. A car or trailer counts towards the space taken up if sales are made from it. A car not for sale must be parked in a predetermined location.

Application for stall sale

CONTACT US

Municipal Cultural Centre

František Christelbauer

festival director

Dana Skoupilová

festival tenant

Zdeněk Vejvoda

chairman of the programme committee

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Czech ensembles

BUDUS (České Budějovice)

DUzeSTRAK – Dudáci ze Strakonic (Strakonice)

Dudácká muzika pod Rumpálem (Strakonice)

Dudáci z Českého lesa (Západní Čechy)

Elčovická dudácká muzika (Lčovice)

Chodský soubor Mrákov (Mrákov)

Gajdoši z Kopanic (Starý Hrozenkov)

Mladá dudácká muzika (Strakonice)

Pazderníci od Šlojíře (Hodonice u Bechyně)

Pošumavská dudácká muzika (Strakonice)

Prácheňský soubor písní a tanců (Strakonice)

Režnejch domácí kapela (Strakonice)

Rokytí (Rokycany)

Folklórní soubor Slezan (Český Těšín)

Strakonická dudácká muzika (Strakonice)

Švandova dudácká muzika (Strakonice)

Veselá dudácká muzika (Katovice)

Dudácká muzika ze Lhoty (Švejcarova Lhota)

Obec Baráčníků (Radomyšl)

Foreign ensembles

Scotland

Skotská vlajka

NEILSTON DISTRICT PIPE BAND
Russel Mechan – group leader

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Austria

rakouská vlajka

WINKELTANZ 
Michael Vereno – group leader

TRIO BORDUNITIS

Rudolf Lughofer – group leader

Greece

řecká vlajka

FOLK DANCE ENSEMBLE AGIOS IOANNIS O THEOLOGOS

Efi Proikou – group leader

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Slovakia

slovenská vlajka

FOLKLÓRNY SÚBOR GYMNIK

Fakulta telesnej výchovy a športu UK

Ing. Kristína Šatánková – group leader

PÁNI ČASU

Lukáš Lacko – group leader

Poland/ Belarus

polská vlajka

KAPELA REJ

Vital Voranau – group leader

Hungary

madarská vlajka

VIRTUS HUNGARIAN BAGPIPE ENSEMBLE
DÁVID KIRÁLY – group leader

United Kingdom

madarská vlajka

ROBSON´S CHOICE
MARIAN DOWNS – group leader

Spain

španělská vlajka

Asociación Banda de Música e Investigación Albedro

LUME DE BIQUEIRA CELTIC BAND

Ángel Hernando – group leader

Croatia

chorvatská vlajka

CROATIAN BAGPIPE ORCHESRTRA

Stjepan Večković – group leader

France

francouzská vlajka

VIRA E BOHA

Ghislaine Saintorens – group leader

Netherlands

nizozemská vlajka

HAILANDER
JEROEN DE GROOT – group leader

Turkey

turecká vlajka

HANCI HALK OYUNLARI SPOR KULÜBÜ

Göksel Yigit – group leader

Latvia

lotyšská vlajka

ABRA

 Eduards Klints – group leader

Romania

rumunská vlajka

MARIA LĂTĂREȚU ENSEMBLE

 Alexandru-Ciprian Bratu – group leader

Child's ensembles

Coming soon …

Individuals

Brada Vlastimil (Rokycany)
Bejčková Eliška (Vimperk)
Bejčková Milada (Vimperk)
Bláha František (Rodvínov)
Burešová Hana (Běleč)
Dřímal Daniel (Domažlice)
Vladimíra Hellebrantová (Větrná)
Jadviga Kubátová (Dobrá Voda u Českých Budějovic)
Janeček Jiří (Plzeň)
Janečková Michaela (Plzeň)
Janišová Zuzana (Sedlce)
Jaroš Martin (Velešín)
Jelínek Milan (Aš)
Kuneš Pavel (Klecany)
Lacinová Andrea (Tábor)
Ludvík Václav (České Budějovice)
Matějka Martin (Radošovice)

Mikulík Petr (Dobrá Voda)
Moltaš Josef (Strakonice)
Novák Jiří (České Budějovice)
Petříková Zlatuše (Český Krumlov)
Procházková Andrea (České Budějovice)
Schwarcová Barbora (Strakonice)
Stárová Veronika (Kozojedy)
Suchanová Karin (Střítěž)
Škorpil Pavel (Praha)
Šnajdrová Ludmila (Blatnice)
Válek Milan (Nesvačily)
Vaněček Bohumil (Dýšina)
Vilánková Marie (Nahořany)
Voleníková Jiřina (České Budějovice)
Vlčková Julie (Strakonice)

Others

MEDIEVAL MUSIC

Dei Gratia (Tábor)

Peregrin (Praha)

Subulcus (Dlouhý Most)

Gnomus (Pardubice)

Trifikus

BAGPIPE MAKERS

József Kozák (Maďarsko)

Juraj Dufek (Slovensko)

Jaromír Konrady (Plzeň)

Stanislav Konrady (Domažlice)

Stanislav Konrady ml. (Praha)

ROCK, POP & PUNK

Blue Squadron Pipe Band (Praha)

AC/CZ – Top AC/DC Tribute Show (Praha)

Bajadéra Joy (Strakonice)

Benjaming´s Clan (Trutnov)

Skiltron (Argentina/Finsko)

Metsatöll (Estonsko)

Claymore (Štětí)

Dick O´Brass (Praha)

Piánko (Strakonice)

Shivers (Strakonice)

Páni času (Slovensko)

Programme for Thursday 22 August 2024

20.00 – 21.30 Bagpipe Nokturne with 18th Century Music

  • Concert of works by baroque masters J. Spurný and V. J. Kopřiva (II. Castle Courtyard, K. Hodinová / Z. Vejvoda)
    Perform: J. Pierr (Belgium) and Collegium Urtica (CR), conductor Vojtěch Spurný
 

Accompanying Program

Bagpipes and Bagpipe Traditions in the Museum of Central Otava Region

(Permanent Exposition Open 9.00–17.00)

Old Czech Fair at the Castle Below Jelenka

(22.–25. 8.)

European Meeting of Producers of Bagpipes on the III. Castle Courtyard

(24.–25. 8.)

Grass mowing presentation according to ancient traditions – Meadow at the Manor Garden

(24. 08. from 9.00 to 11.30) – Association of Czech Mowers

Programme for Friday 23 August 2024

10:30 In the meadow by the stream
Program of children´s folk ensembles
∙ II. Castle Courtyard
∙ S. Svobodová, J. Zahrádka

13:30 Musical visiting card of Foreign Guests
Concert of bagpipe bands
∙ II. Castle Courtyard
∙ Z. Vejvoda

15:00 Historical bagpipes, the Instrument of Kings and Beggars
Lecture
∙ Knight Hall
∙ M. Vaváček

16:30 Program of ensembles from Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia
∙ II. Castle Courtyard
∙ M. Rusek

19:00 Welcome to Strakonice!
South Bohemian bagpipers and their foreign guests
∙ Open-air cinema
∙ D. Pavlíček
∙ Admission to VIP seats: 350 CZK (the rest is free)

22:00 Bagpipe Soiree
Ceremonial opening of the festival with fireworks
∙ Katovická street, bridge of J. Palach, footbridge at brewery
∙ M. Rusek, D. Pilík

23:00 Night randezvous under Rumpál tower
Meeting of bagpipers from Czech, Moravia and Silesia
∙ II. Castle Courtyard
∙ Z. Vejvoda, M. Šantora, J. Frühauf

STAGE AT ST. MARGARET’S

  • 17:30 Piánko (Strakonice)
  • 19:00 Dick O‘Brass (Prague)
  • 20:30 Bajadera Joy (Strakonice)
  • 22:45 Metsatöll (Estonia)

 

Accompanying Program

Bagpipes and Bagpipe Traditions in the Museum of Central Otava Region

(Permanent Exposition Open 9.00–17.00)

Old Czech Fair at the Castle Below Jelenka

(22.–25. 8.)

European Meeting of Producers of Bagpipes on the III. Castle Courtyard

(24.–25. 8.)

Grass mowing presentation according to ancient traditions – Meadow at the Manor Garden

(24. 08. from 9.00 to 11.30) – Association of Czech Mowers

Programme for Saturday 24 August 2024

09:00 Concert of spiritual music
∙ Church of St. Margaret
∙ K. Hodinová

10:00 In Strakonice there are two hundred Bagpipers
Regional program
∙ II. Castle Courtyard
∙ P. Ředina

13:00 Dance card of Foreign Ensembles
∙ II. Castle Courtyard
∙ Z. Vejvoda

13:00 Dance, mice…
Playful program for both, children and parents
∙ Maltese Hall
∙ I. Novotná, B. a J. Novotných

14:00 Magic on Bagpipes
Parade of both home and foreign bagpipers-soloists
∙ Knight Hall
∙ P. Ředina

15:00 Bagpipes in World Music
∙ Open-air cinema
∙ M. Vaváček

16:30 100th Anniversary of the birth of Josef Režný
Commemorative program
∙ II. castle courtyard
∙ I. Novotná, M. Rusek

19:00 Gala concert of ensembles from abroad
∙ Open-air cinema
∙ D. Pavlíček
∙ Admission to VIP seats: 350 CZK (the rest is free)

21:30 Medieval bagpipes in the Castle and in the Castle grounds
∙ II. Castle Courtyard
∙ M. Vaváček, M. Valha

23:00 Bagpipe Ball with dance Lessons for everybody
∙ Culture House
∙ I. Novotná, J. Bašta

STAGE AT ST. MARGARET’S

09:30 Hancı Halk Oyunları Spor Kulübü (Turkey)
10:30 Neilston and District Pipe Band (Scotland)
11:30 Hailander (Holand)
12:30 Hrvatski Gajdaški orkestar (Croatia)
13:30 Lume de Biqueira Celtic Band (Spain)
14:30 Vira e Boha (France)
15:30 Maria Lătărețu (Romania)
16:30 Gymnik (Slovakia)
17:30 Blue Squadron Pipe Band (Prague)
19:00 Claymore (Štětí)
20:30 Benjamings clan (Trutnov)
22:00 Skiltron (Argentina/Finland)
23:30 Top AC/DC Tribute Show (Prague)

STAGE AT BREWERY

09:30 Chodský soubor Mrákov
10:30 Abra (Latvia)
11:30 Dudáci z Českého lesa (Western Bohemia)
12:30 Robson´s Choice (England)
13:30 BUDUS (České Budějovice)
14:30 Winkeltanz (Austria)
15:30 Dudáci ze Strakonic
16:30 Strakonická dudácká muzika
17:30 Mladá dudácká muzika (Strakonice)
18:30 Gajdoši z Kopanic (St. Hrozenkov)
19:30 Švandova dudácká muzika (Strakonice)
20:30 Slezan (Český Těšín)

Accompanying Program

Bagpipes and Bagpipe Traditions in the Museum of Central Otava Region

(Permanent Exposition Open 9.00–17.00)

Old Czech Fair at the Castle Below Jelenka

(22.–25. 8.)

European Meeting of Producers of Bagpipes on the III. Castle Courtyard

(24.–25. 8.)

Grass mowing presentation according to ancient traditions – Meadow at the Manor Garden

(24. 08. from 9.00 to 11.30) – Association of Czech Mowers

Programme for Sunday 25 August 2024

09:00 International bagpipe mass
∙ Open-air stage at St. Margaret´s

10:00 Fairy tale About the magic of bagpipes
Program of children´s folk ensembles
∙ II. Castle Courtyard ∙ Z. Vejvoda

10:00 Contrasts
Bagpipes in different musical genres
∙ Knight Hall
∙ I. Novotná

11:30 Bagpiper – master of nine crafts
The secret of making bagpipes with historical crafts and master pipers
∙ III. Castle Courtyard
∙ M. Vaváček

13:00 FESTIVAL PARADE THROUGH THE TOWN

15:00 Final Gala Concerts of Foreign Ensembles
∙ Open-air cinema ∙ Z. Vejvoda∙ Admission to VIP seats: 350 CZK (the rest is free)
∙ II. Castle Courtyard∙ D. Pavlíček

STAGE AT ST. MARGARET’S: 

09:00 International bagpipe mass
11:00 Agios Ioannis o Theologos (Greece)
12:00 Virtus (Hungary)

STAGE AT BREWERY: 

10:00 Kapela Rey (Belarus and Poland)
11:00 Dudácká Muzika pod Rumpálem (Strakonice)

Accompanying Program

Bagpipes and Bagpipe Traditions in the Museum of Central Otava Region

(Permanent Exposition Open 9.00–17.00)

Old Czech Fair at the Castle Below Jelenka

(22.–25. 8.)

European Meeting of Producers of Bagpipes on the III. Castle Courtyard

(24.–25. 8.)

Grass mowing presentation according to ancient traditions – Meadow at the Manor Garden

(24. 08. from 9.00 to 11.30) – Association of Czech Mowers

Tabulka cen
Sortiment price per meter2 meters minimum2 power socket without power socket - min. price with power socket - min. price St. Margaret & brewery stage
Craft stalls/ stalls with presentation & children's workshops have priority! 200 CZK 6.00 +300 CZK 1200 CZK 1500 CZK 2000 CZK
Other sortiment – textile, small presents, drugstore shop etc. 400 CZK 4.00 +300 CZK 1600 CZK 1900 CZK 2500 CZK
Food stalls - food & beverage 1000 CZK 6.00 +1500 CZK 6000 CZK 7500 CZK 12000 CZK
Food stalls - sweets, candies, candyfloss, icecream, donuts, cofee etc. 700 CZK 4.00 +300 CZK 2800 CZK 2900 CZK 3500 CZK
Mobile food cart, sale of balloons 1500 CZK 1.00 0.00 CZK 1500 CZK xx 2000 CZK

International bagpipe fastival Strakonice 22nd - 25th August 2024

Stall sale application form