Sa Pobla demons' fire spectacular is this Saturday (14 January).

10-01-2010Nuria Rincon

Monday, 9 January
Campos - Sant Julià Fiestas. 21.00: Dances of the cossiers, following mass.

Tuesday, 10 January
Manacor - Sant Antoni Fiestas. 20.30: First dance of the demons, Plaça Ramon Llull.

Wednesday, 11 January
Palma. 18.30: "Operanomia", Puccini "Il triticco" (The Triptych). Arxiu del Regne de Mallorca, C. Ramon Llull 3. Free.

Thursday, 12 January
Palma. 20.00: The Balearic Symphony Orchestra with Majorcan violinist Francisco García Fullana. Bartok and Tchaikovsky. Auditorium, Paseo Mallorca 18. 22-32 euros.

Friday, 13 January
Carritxo (Felanitx), Sant Antoni Fiestas. 20.00: Bonfire, barbecue and ball de bot folk dance.

Palma, Sant Sebastià Fiestas. 18.30: Majorca School of Music and Dance, Plaça Major. 19.30: Giants, bigheads, pipers, dragon, batucada and school of dance leav the town hall - procession to Plaça Major. 20.30: Pregón address for the fiestas by the singing group Cap Pela, then concert at 21.00 (Plaça Major).

Sa Pobla, Sant Antoni Fiestas. 17.00: Festa de sa Tau - youth group procession from the Pagès (farmers) roundabout which pays tribute to the town's farming community. Ends in Plaça Major with a barbecue. 19.00: Inauguration of "Mil Dimonis" - exhibition on the cult of demons in Majorca. At the Can Planes Museum. 19.30: Children's batucada drums group, followed by children's "Nit Bruixa" (witch night). Plaça Major. 21.30: Concert - Amancio Prada (guitar and vocals) with Rafael Domínguez (cello). Popular Spanish singer. Sa Congregació, C. Rosari 25. Seventeen euros (fifteen euros in advance).

Palma. 20.30: Palma Band of Music plus organists, University of the Balearic Islands choir, Josep Sbert (classical guitar), Maria Paz Juan (soprano) - tribute to pianist Jaume Roig, founder of the Palma Conservatory. Sant Francesc Basilica, Plaça Sant Francesc.

Saturday, 14 January
Andratx, Sant Antoni Fiestas. 18.30: Lighting of bonfires and folk dance. 21.00: Performance by Javi Sotos. 22.30: Correfoc - Dragomonis Andratx - followed by music by Javi Sotos and Esther Bosch Band. All in Plaça Espanya.

Biniali, Sant Antoni Fiestas. 18.00: Lighting of bonfire, Plaça de la Puríssima. 20.00: Barbecue plus wine and rum.

Binissalem, Sant Antoni Fiestas. 20.00: Lighting of bonfires across the municipality.

Calonge, Sant Antoni Fiestas. 18.30: Grand line dance party - go dressed in red and black and like demons. Plaça Sant Miquel.

Muro, Sant Antoni Fiestas. 20.00: Concert by xeremier pipers Es Reguinyol in the marquee in front of the town hall. 21.15: Barbecue. Two euros.

Pollensa, Sant Antoni Fiestas. 20.00: Ca de Bou children's demons' correfoc. Joan March Gardens. 20.30: Barbecue, same place. 22.30: Ca de Bou demons (adults) fire-run plus other gangs and the Batucada Metal Drum. Also in the Joan March Gardens.

Porreres, Sant Antoni Fiestas. 19.00: Lighting of bonfires.

Sa Pobla, Sant Antoni Fiestas. 11.00: Parade of bigheads by the children's workshop accompanied by the pipers Els Xirois. From Can Planes to Plaça Major. 11.45: Day of popular culture - placing of giants, dragon and others. Plaça Major. 12.00: Opening of the exhibition "Sant Antoni, la festa major de l'hivern" (the greatest winter fiesta). At the town hall. 17.30: Day of popular culture to commemorate the 25th anniversary of Sa Pobla taking the fiesta to Gràcia in Barcelona, there will be human towers from Gràcia and Majorca in Plaça Major. At 18.30, a parade by various "gangs" of popular culture from Plaça Mercat to Plaça Major, these being pipers, drummers, giants, demons, dragons and more. 20.00: Children's Nit Bruixa. In front of the town hall. 22.00: Concert by Orquestrina Trama. Plaça Major. 24.00: Correfoc. Fire spectacular with demons, dragons and drummers. Plaça Major.

Santanyi, Sant Antoni Fiestas. 20.00: Lighting of bonfires. 20.30: Folk dance plus ximbombas, barbecue and wine. Plaça Major.

S'Arraco, Sant Antoni Fiestas. 15.30: Animals' blessings. 20.30: Bonfire and barbecue.

Sencelles, Sant Antoni Fiestas. 16.00: Sant Antoni animals' blessings, Plaça Vila.

Sineu, "Bye bye Christmas". 18.00: Food trucks, cocktails, live music. Plaça Fossar.

Son Servera, Sant Antoni Fiestas. From 16.00: Sant Antoni fair, Plaça Sant Joan. 21.00: First dance of the demons, barbecue and music from the group BOC, Plaça Sant Joan. 23.00: Correfoc fire-run - Dimonis de Sa Factoria, Plaça Sant Joan.

Palma. 20.00: Palma Folk presents Carles Sanjosé (guitar), Carles Bleda (accordion) plus violin and multi-instrumentalist. Teatre Mar i Terra, C. Sant Magí 89. Ten euros.

Santa Maria del Cami. 18.00 / 20.30: Hyde XXI - pseudo rock musical. Ses Cases des Mestres.

Palma. 21.00: Victor Ullate Ballet - Tierra Madre (Mari Boine Persen), Beethoven's Pastoral. Auditorium, Paseo Marítimo 18. 30-42 euros.

Sunday, 15 January
Andratx, Sant Antoni Fiestas. 10.30: Animals' blessings. Gathering in Passeig Son Mas.

Biniali, Sant Antoni Fiestas. 12.00: Animals' blessings. At the church.

Cala d'Or, Sant Antoni Fiestas. 12.00: Animals' blessings. At the church.

Calonge, Sant Antoni Fiestas. 20.00: Correfoc with the Espiadimonis from Felanitx. Plaça Sant Miquel.

Palma, Sant Sebastià Fiestas. 12.00: Demonstration dance by the Majorca School of Music and Dance, Plaça Santa Pagesa. 20.00: Off Sant Sebastià - finalists in rock and dance bands contest. Plaça Major.

Pollensa, Sant Antoni Fiestas. 18.00: Country dance with the school of dance Racó de Tramuntana. Sant Domingo Convent Church.

Sa Pobla, Sant Antoni Fiestas. 17.00: Marjal en Festa and Ballugall - folk dance and music. Plaça Alexandre Ballester. 19.15: Històries de Marjaleres - musical work about the women who worked in the Albufera wetlands. Sa Congregació, C. Rosari 25. 20.00: Sa Pobla and Sant Antoni Choirs - traditional concert for Samt Antoni, featuring the "goigs" (chants for Sant Antoni). At the church.

Santanyi, Sant Antoni Fiestas. 15.30: Animals' blessings. In front of the church.

Soller, Sant Antoni Fiestas. 15.30: Animals' blessings, Plaça Teixidors.

Son Servera, Sant Antoni Fiestas. From 09.30: Sant Antoni fair, Plaça Sant Joan.

Calvia. 19.00: Tomeu Penya with Simó Rabassa. Teatre Sa Societat, Avda. Palma. 15 euros.

Palma. 12.00: Majorca School of Music and Dance - folk dance and cavallets cotoners (horse-figure dancers). Plaça Santa Pagesa.

Monday, 16 January
Alaro, Sant Antoni Fiestas. 17.40: Sant Antoni parade - dance of the children's demons, the Alaro and Sant Antoni donkeys. Plaça Vila. 18.10: Lighting of the Sant Antoni Obreria/demons bonfire. In front of the church. 18.40: Lighting of bonfires elsewhere. 20.40: Barbecue. 23.00: Correfoc demons fire-run. From Bar Sa Granja.

Deya, Sant Antoni Fiestas. 19.00: Foc de Sant Antoni bonfire. Can Roig car park.

Maria de la Salut, Sant Antoni Fiestas. 19.00: Lighting of bonfires, Plaça des Pou.

Muro, Sant Antoni Fiestas. 20.15: Dance of the demons and Sant Antoni. Plaça Comte d'Empúries. 20.30: Lighting of the bonfires with Dimonis de sa Pedrera plus other demons' gangs. Correfoc fire-run and spectacular. Plaça Comte d'Empúries. 23.00: Traditional music - Revetla d'Algebelí and Germans Martorell. Plaça Comte d'Empúries. 00.15: Concerts - Contrapunt, Waterboys plus DJ. Plaça Sant Martí.

Sa Coma, Sant Antoni Fiestas. 19.00: Demons gather in C. Margalides. Dance and bonfires lit at 19.20 and 20.00.

Sa Pobla, Sant Antoni Fiestas. 14.30: Departure of the demons and Sant Antoni and procession through the streets and squares of the town. 18.45: Ceremony of the historical sanctioning for the start of Sant Antoni Eve. In front of the town hall. 19.45: Departure of the paralympic demons of Grif, the demons d'Albopàs, the demons of the Obreria (Sant Antoni) and of the town hall, plus giants, bigheads, junior bigheads and the Sa Pobla band of music. From the town hall to the church. 20.00: The Completes (Compline) solemn service. 21.15: Dance of the demons de l'Obreria and of the gangs of bigheads and junior bigheads, accompanied by the Sa Pobla band of music. 21.30: Pyromusical spectacular. Plaça Major. 22.15: Gathering of singers and ximbomba players. Plaça Major. 00.30: Grand ximbombada and glosada - ximbomba playing and reciting of folk/satirical tales, verses and poems. Plaça Major.

Santa Maria del Cami, Sant Antoni Fiestas. 18.30: Gathering of demons in C. Rosari, procession with batucada drummers. 19.45: Lighting of the bonfire in Plaça Vila. 20.00: Correfoc, Plaça Vila.

Soller, Sant Antoni Fiestas. 19.00: Lighting of the bonfire by demons Esclatabutzes and at 20.00, start of the party with music from Aires Sollerics. Plaça Constitució.

Son Carrio, Sant Antoni Fiestas. 16.00: Demons and pipers form Ca n'Apollonia. 20.00: Dance of the Grand Demon, lighting of bonfires and barbecue (Plaça Església).


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