Confolens Festival

Very sad news in the Charente this evening. Henri Coursaget, the founder of the Confolens Festival has died. A man that brought so many together and an inspiration to us all. Rest in Peace Henri, may the Festival Flame of Friendship burn brightly for you this year and thank you so much for the music.

Yes Rachel. I didn’t realise before now, but he managed to have a group from Palestine and a group from Israel on the same stage. The politicians could learn a lot from him.

Yes, a very sad day. An extraordinary man. I interviewed him for The Times newspaper some years ago and his story is humbling. If you want to read more…