© Pedro Menezes
© Pedro Menezes
© Câmara Municipal do Porto Santo
© Neide Paixão
© Câmara Municipal do Porto Santo
© Élvio Sousa
© Susana Fontinha
© Élvio Sousa
© Francisco Fernandes
© António Aguiar
© Susana Fontinha
© Élvio Sousa
© Pedro Menezes
© Filipe Viveiros
© Élvio Sousa
© Pedro Menezes

Folklore

 

Local folklore has been performed by the Folklore Association Group of Porto Santo since 1963, recreating songs and traditions from the past, of note, the “Baile da Meia-Volta” (The Midnight Ball), the “Baile do Ladrão” (The Thief’s Ball), and the “Baile Sério” (The Earnest Ball). The costumes go back to the XIX century, where sombre colours, represented on the linen of Madeira, predominated. Burlap, wool, cambric and “siriguilha” (a thick wool and linen cloth) represented the farmer in his work clothes and Sunday best and the clothes of the average bourgeoisies. It is important to note the performance of “Moinhos de Vento” (Windmills); here the group talks about the agriculture and the importance of the windmills to grind the wheat to make the bread. Some of the members turn small sails on their backs imitating the sails of a mill of Porto Santo. The Folklore Group currently has 30 members. The First Cycle school of Porto Santo also has a project that aims to preserve and raise awareness of the Porto Santo culture through dance and song, a Children’s Folklore Group, with about 25 members.

In August takes place the Folklore Gathering, counting 16 editions so far, the local folklore group hosts the event which entertains the island and promotes the local culture of the country.

Porto Santo Folklore Group (c) Porto Santo Municipal Council

 

Promoters

logo CMPS           logo DRAPS           logo Folclore       logo aream

Logo SRA        Logo IFCN

 

Back to Top