Central Portugal – Off the Tourist Trail

GOIS OROSO ARTE Part 2

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Gois Choir

Gois Choir

After enjoying the first day, I decided to pop down on Saturday and Sunday too. There were various art events on over the 2 days, from artists in the park, poetry, talks about artists, to bands, choirs and fireworks.

One of the highlights, on Saturday evening, was a performing arts extravaganza, held in the towns newly built Cultural centre.
It was a great night, with dance, drama, the Gois choir, a comedy duo, and 2 concert bands; one from Figuera De Foz and the other the Gois- Varzea Band.
The place was packed to the gills, and it was lovely to see so many people, of all ages, enjoying the opening night of the cultural centre.

Another highlight for me was on the Sunday evening. A group called Real Companhia were playing in the park, next to the river beach. I had seen the stage being built a few days before, but had no idea what sort of music they played.
It turned out to be better than I could have hoped.

The musicians played guitar,accordion, drums, mandolin, violin, and keyboards, and the music was a sort of Portuguese / Celtic/ Fado mix. As a big fan of Irish music I really enjoyed it.
A female vocalist called Ana Lains, a Portuguese Fado singer joined them for the night.

If you want to hear the sort of music click on the link

This was followed by a wonderful firework display at midnight, to end the 3 days.

Gois Oroso Arte 2013 was a real treat, and I am already looking forward to next years event !

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Author: portugalholidayguide

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One thought on “GOIS OROSO ARTE Part 2

  1. Sounds great! Hopefully I’ll be done renovating houses next year and can find time to go.

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