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Welcome to Pardon My French Band Site

Pardon My French plays traditional French music, especially of Bretagne but also a variety of Bal-Folk.  We also provide dance instruction and dance performances.

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Find out where Pardon My French will be playing next and experience their performances, workshops, and dances first-hand. Don’t miss out.

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BalFolk (aka French Dance) Workshop at CMU

October 28, 2017 | 3pm -6pm

Fabien and Lisa will teach traditional French Dance.  Music by John Sarney and Friends.

Workshop and dancing from 3pm-6pm   Light Refreshments.  Cost:  donation of your choice,  free for students.  

Location:   Carnegie Mellon Campus,  Skibo Small Gym in the Skibo Gymnasium on Tech Street near Margaret Morrison St. 

Open music jam after the workshop,  6pm-??

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Pardon My French BalFolk Workshop at the Pittsburgh Fall Dance Weekend

November 11, 2017  afternoon

As part of the Pittsburgh Fall Contra Dance Weekend, Pardon My French will offer a Bal Folk workshop during the afternoon on Saturday.
Location:  St. Nicks Cathedral,  Oakland.  
Cost:  part of the full weekend.  Workshops can be purchased individually or for the day-  price to be determined.

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French Dance under the Tent (aka Bal-Folk)

Saturday, August 26th

3pm to 6pm

Join us for a Bal-Folk,  aka a participatory  dance under the Tent. We'll gather for traditional French music and dancing. Live music with Pardon My French. Come listen or come dance, no experience is necessary. All dances will be taught, no partner needed. Free!  Light refreshments will be provided.

French Traditional dance (aka Bal Folk) includes many kinds of dance from partner dances, set dances, chain dances, and more.

All of the dances are simple to get started, but have optional layers of interest and complexity for years of enjoyment. Join our facebook group "French Dancing in Pittsburgh" for updates on our monthly dance programs. 

We'll dance a sample of Bal-folk including Hanter Dro, An Dro, Valse, Mazurka, Schottische, Cercle Cicassien, Chappeloise, Bourrees, and more. 

After the dance party we'll have an open French Music jam, from 6pm to ??

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French Dance (Bal-Folk) Under The Tent at Schenley Plaza

Saturday July 15th  3pm - 6pm

Join us for our Pittsburgh Post Bastille Day celebration. We'll gather for traditional French music and dancing. Live music with Pardon My French. Come listen or come dance, no experience is necessary. All dances will be taught, no partner needed. Free!

French Traditional dance (aka Bal Folk) includes many kinds of dance from partner dances, set dances, chain dances, and more.


All of the dances are simple to get started, but have optional layers of interest and complexity for years of enjoyment. Join our facebook group "French Dancing in Pittsburgh" for updates on our monthly dance programs. 

We'll dance a sample of Bal-folk including Hanter Dro, An Dro, Valse, Mazurka, Schottische, Cercle Cicassien, Chappeloise, Bourrees, and more. 

After the dance party we'll have an open French Music jam, from 6pm to ??

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Bastille Day Celebration at Gaby Et Jules Patisseries

Friday July 14 2017 | 6-8pm

Pardon My French will be playing a selection of French Traditional music for your listening pleasure.  Come sample the wonderful French pastries and macarons at the Gaby et Jules Patisserie.  Note:  Forbes Avenue will be blocked off for the Vintage Grand Prix,  so take a nice walk, enjoy checking out the vintage cars, and join in the neighborhood party.

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Free Summer Summer Concert by Calliope at Schenley Plaza

Thursday June 29th | noon-2pm

Join Calliope once again as they partner with Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy to provide afternoons of free music under the tent at Schenley Plaza this summer. Spend your lunch with great music! Scroll down for this summer’s complete schedule.


Thursday, June 29
11:00 am  Carrie Collins (Singer Songwriter)
11:40 am  Pardon my French
12:20 pm  Steel City Ukuleles

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French Dance Workshop

Saturday May 13th, 2017  3pm-6pm

Fabien and Lisa will teach traditional French Dance.  Music by John Sarney and Friends.

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Potluck Dinner, Music, and Dance Party at Lisa and Alex's in Pittsburgh.

April 29th, 2017  6:30pm to midnight

Music, Dance, and Good Food.  Details at the Facebook Event.

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Art All Night- Pittsburgh

April 29-30, 2017

Art All Night-  Music, Merriment, and Art All Night.  Pardon My French will play Sunday morning at 11am and Duo Lisa and Fabien will play Saturday night (aka Sunday morning) at 1:00 Am 

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New England Folk Festival (NEFFA)

April 23, 2017| 11:00 AM

NEFFA is located in Mansfield Massachusetts and is one of the premier folk dance events in the US.  Pardon My French will be offering a workshop "Suite de l'Aven".

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