BJ Cole

Geraint Watkins

Usthiax Daniel Yvinec  
LadyChild Rob Reynolds
Nicolas Mingot Jean-Francois Pauvros
78 rpm Selector Gary Lucas
Berline Marisa Yeaman
Remi Dumoulin
Jano Hanela Ronnie Caryl

The International House Band
Jeff Boudreaux & Jano Hanela (drums),
Paul Susen (fiddle) & Mickey Benjelloun & Ronnie Caryl (guitars)

and the Hermione Horns
Remi Dumoulin, Sebastien Llado & Rob Armus

the documentary playlist

Festival Imprévisible (unpredictable) & Inattendu (unexpected)
view the documentary trailer

rochefort en accords documentary "the trailer"
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to watch the entire hour long documentary click on the camera
the playlist all 7 segments

Karel It was really amazing! The music, fantastic!,
the musicians - wonderful players, lovely connections with old & new
Gabriela Arnon

à bientôt et merci encore
jf pauvros

Hey Karel,
Recovered from the Rochefort 2009  hangover ???
I'm still a bit dans le vap , but it was worth every drop***
My best,
LadyChild (aka) Natalia

hey karel!
many thanks again for putting on the best and most musician friendly and vibe-comfortable fest. in france!....it's great that everyone jams and creates bands off the cuff....
be sure to read ken stringfellow's website diary and his account of his days in rochefort!!...
it really sums the whole thing up perfectly.....
cheers and many many many thanks again!
jeff b

Cheers Karel
Great festival please say thanks 2 all the team from the Faccini Clan
see you


Hi Karel,

We are reluctantly on our way home, and are in Singapore tonight (which seems kinda dull after the wild Rochefort bunch)...it was fantastic to end our 3 months on such a high with meeting everyone at Rocheford...we have said several times to each other over the past few days how we can't believe how many gorgeous people we met...everyone was just so warm and accomodating (not an ego in sight)...we had loads of fun! I really appreciate the chance you gave me to be a part of it all. 
It sounds like you are still partying on, which is great.. We will be sure to keep in touch when we get home and will be sure to keep you updated on our plans for return..
We would love to see any video or pics that anyone gets together as we only managed a few pics and one or two video clips (especially Friday on the mainstage as we have nothing from that)? I will try to put what I have on a Cd when I get home if you would like...I think I have some video of Saturday night's afterparty also...
Thanks again for absolutely everything....We'll be in touch really soon...XX You truly Rock!!!
Marisa and Tim

Thanks Karel. It was great fun with great music & lovely people & good food & wine. What could be better?
I liked the news clip on the podcast & what I could understand of the Le Monde review seemed good too. Excellent.
Thanks a lot for including me in the line up for the festival.
all the best,
Roger Beaujolais

Dear Karel,
thank you so much for inviting us to take part in the festival. We really loved it all. I was trying to think of my favourite bits but it was all so great that I found myself thinking of everything, right down to the citron presse I had in the Place Colbert on my own in the Saturday early evening sunshine.
All the people were so great, the musicians and the volunteers. It was hard to say goodbye.
I hope you organise another festival somewhere else and that we can be part of it, and I hope Rochefort carries on in a good way whatever.
Many thanks again for all your help and a really great time.
Love Rebecca and Andy x

merci encore de l'accueil  que vous nous avez réservé
on a vraiment passé un bon moment

typical, le monde is an inside job,
Rob Armus

Merci à toi Karel, d'avoir été le ciment entre nous, le rire, la blague, le sérieux.
J'ai trouvé tout ça excellent !
J'ai rencontré des gens merveilleux.
J'ai énormément bu et bouffé.
Merci !

Thanks to you and Philippe, to everyone,
Magics moments for us 4..
Hope to be with all of you again
Sarah Hajlblum/78 RPM

Bonjour Karel,
Et merci de ce lien que je regarderai chez moi en rentrant d' oleron. Merci encore mille fois de m'avoir permis de jouer a Rochefort cette année, et j'espère avoir pu y apporter quelque chose. De mon cote, j'ai adore cette expérience humaine, ces rencontres superbes comme ses rencontres rates, mille merci pour tout. Et bonne route pour la suite, car il m'a semblé entendre que tu arrêtais l'année prochaine ? On se verra sur Paris bientôt, ok ? En tout cas merci et bravo pour tout !
Sebastien Llado

Concert Schedule
Jeudi 27

17h River Songs
Pont Transbordeur
Ken Stringfellow & Marisa Yeaman
Rob Armus
Piers Faccini
Rob Reynolds
Gary Lucas
Rebecca Hollweg
& Andy Hamill, Daniel Yvinec, Nicolas Mingot, Paul Susen, Sebastien Llado, Remi Dumoulin

Vendredi 28

11-30 Jardin de la Corderie Royale
Sebastien Llado
BJ Cole - Roger Beaujolais - Andy Hamill

15-30 Aire des Gréements
Nicolas Mingot
Daniel Yvinec, Nicolas Mingot & Jean-Francois Pauvros

18-00 Jardin du Theatre
Rebecca Hollweg & Andy Hamill
Ken Stringfellow
Piers Faccini
Rob Armus - Paul Susen - Andy Hamill - Nick Harper

Main Stage Laperouse
78-RPM Selector + LadyChild
Marisa Yeaman
+ Micky Benjelloun, Jeff Boudreaux, Andy Hamill, BJ Cole
Rob Reynolds
+ Jeff Boudreaux, Andy Hamill, BJ Cole, Roger Beaujolais, Rob Armus
Gary Lucas
+ Jeff Boudreaux, Andy Hamill, BJ Cole, Roger Beaujolais, Nicolas Mingot, Sebastien Llado, Gary Lucas
Nick Harper
Jean-Francois Pauvros + Gary Lucas,
Daniel Yvinec & Jano Hanela

Samedi 29

11-30 Place Colbert
Jeunes en Accords

14-30 Jardin Maritime Museum
Rob Reynolds
+ Rob Armus
Marisa Yeaman
+ Micky Benjelloun

Jardin du Theatre
Geraint Watkins
+ Jeff Boudreaux, Andy Hamill, Rob Armus & Ronnie Caryl
Ronnie Caryl
+ Jeff Boudreaux, Andy Hamill, Rob Armus, Geraint Watkins & LadyChild
Gary Lucas
+ Jeff Boudreaux & Andy Hamill
+ Remi Dumoulin, Gary Lucas, Jeff Boudreaux & Andy Hamill
Nick Harper

18-30 Rue Lafayette Concert Apero
Marisa Yeaman, Gabriela Arnon, Geraint Watkins, Rob Reynolds, Ronnie Caryl
Rob Armus, Sebastien Llado, Gary Lucas, 78RPM Selector

20-30 Main Stage Laperouse
BJ Cole + Roger Beaujolais + Andy Hammil + Jeff Boudreaux
Rebecca Hollweg et Andy Hamill
+ Jeff Boudreaux, Geraint Watkins, BJ Cole, Sebastien Llado, Remi Dumoulin
Ken Stringfellow
+ Rebecca Hollweg, Andy Hamill, Jeff Boudreaux, Geraint Watkins, BJ Cole,
Piers Faccini

+ Andy Hamill, Jeff Boudreaux, BJ Cole,
Autour du Blues de Daniel Yvinec
Marisa Yeaman, Rebecca Hollweg, Piers Faccini, LadyChild, Rob Reynolds
+ Nicolas Mingot, Gary Lucas,
Jano Hanela, Jeff Boudreaux, Geraint Watkins
BJ Cole, Ronnie Caryl, Sebastien Llado, Remi Dumoulin


We would like to thank
the photo gallery

the alhambra recording studio
Rochefort has an excellent well equiped recording studio.

dann musique
Well stocked music shop dann is manned by thierry
who provides sound for the free stages and is the festival's guardian angel
and official supplier or shaking eggs.

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