International Folklore Festival
CIOFF® Pilsen

June 8 - 12, 2022

Mezinárodní folklorní festival CIOFF® Plzeň
Internationales Folklorefestival CIOFF® Pilsen
Festival de Folclore Internacional CIOFF® de Pilsen

2017 - EXHIBITION OF HISTORICAL FOLKLORE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS OF THE PILSEN REGION

In addition to the usual program, it continued its cooperation with the Ethnographic Museum of Plzeň, ZČM in Pilsen in 2017. The Museum of West Bohemia opened its collections to prepare an exhibition and revival of the original historical folk musical instruments of the Pilsen Region.  Original musical instruments were presented on the festival stage for which they were prepared by an extensive renovation process and sounded through the streets of Pilsen again. The bagpipes produced in 1909, an oven against clouds, a short violin, or an Es-clarinet from the middle of the 19th century - all these instruments were given back their long-lost sound. Especially for this show, Jaromir Konrady who is a producer of folk musical instruments created a replica of a pastoral pipe from Pilsen.

Mezinárodní rada organizací folklórních festivalů a lidových umění CIOFF

The festival is a regular member of the International Council of Organizations of Folklore Festivals and Folk Arts CIOFF.

Main partners of the festival

Kulturní Plzeň Plzeňský kraj Ministerstvo kultury Nadace 700 let města Plzně Hotely IbisBohemia sekt

Main media partner

Český rozhlas Plzeň