Music reflects the instinctive and agricultural soul of the Pétaouchnockiens. It often sounds like nature, the sound of a waterfall, stones rolling under the waves, mountains shifting, butterfly flight, creaking of the house wheels or even the caw of the rooks.
The first instruments were made of stone or even of dried beetroot which was drilled with holes like for a flute. Today music has become more sophisticated; the country has opened itself to other influences but likes anyhow to add its own melody (sometimes in a subliminal manner) to foreign music sheets and the sound of the rolling stones under the waves has become an inescapable permanent background-sound.
The guest orchestras which come to the various festivals of Pétaouchnock (beetroot feast, pan throwing day, dance marathon, etc.) are aware that they have to pay tribute to a nation who wants to hear a part of their own soul in a foreign music.