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Duo Bertrand en Cie - Couleurs Racines
French traditional and new compositions from Brittany

Spontus - Spontus
Breton folk muic

ba.fnu and Yann-Fanch Kemener - YFK-2016
Czech band meets legendary Breton singer Yann-Fañch Kemener. The Czechs have an affinity for both Czech and other European styles, but especially Breton fest-noz tunes. Yann-Fañch Kemener supplies the Breton vocals distinguished by a call-and-response pattern, that accompanies dancing. The musicians largely work with tracks that Kemener collected, while three of the tracks feature modern lyrics. The whole work is conceived as a 'calendar' with songs and recitations for each month. (A RootsWorld selection)

Daniel le Noan and Alain Micel - an Eured
Here is the pace and rhythm of an crazy day, a wedding in central Brittany. In the morning, the two families measure each other up, reserved. Then comes the the sounds of the rite and the priest... At the precise time the bell ringers entone their calling, jubilation comes forth, the match approved. Then comes the union and dance, songs and laughter follow one another. Daniel le Noan (bombard), Alain Michel (biniou - breton bagpipes) and their friends have attempted to recreate the sound of the wedding. An Eured will plunge you into the heart of an old tradition, as if you had received your very own invitation.

Serendou - Zinder
Breton flutes meet flutes and percussion from Niger in a unique new recording of cross-cultural music. Yacouba Moumouni (flute, vocals), Boubacar Souleymane (singer, percussionist, guitar and kountigui - a one-stringed lute), and Jean-Luc Thomas (ebony flute, electronics, vocals) are joined by a few guests on percussion, strings and tuba. This is a RootsWorld 'Music of the Month' selection and your purchase goes to support the magzine and radio program.

Joe Cormier - Chéticamp
Cape breton fiddler accompanied by guitarist Edmond Boudreau

various - Discopolis 5000
Another unique collection of tracks and collaborations made for Spain's Radio 3 includes Spanish performers Niña Pastori, Ana Belén and amp; Víctor Manuel, Celtas Cortos, Xosé Manuel Budiño, Rosana, Radio Tarifa, Os Diplomáticos, Enrique Morente, Pedro Iturralde, Uxía, Berrogüetto, Kepa Junquera, Cañamán and a long list of others in collaboration with who collaborate with artists and authors from other latitudes including Hijas del Sol (Equatorial Guinea), Djavan Gasparian (Armenia), Marcia Grifiths (Jamaica), Batuko Tabanka, Bela Fleck (US), Jacky Molard (Brittany) and Julio Pereira (Portugal).

Alain Genty - Une Petite Lanterne
Breton musician Genty (fretless and electric bass, voice, keyboard and guitar) is joined on this 2004 release by a stellar ensemble of Jean-Michel Veillon (flutes), Jacky Molard (violon), Patrick Boileau (drums), Laurent Genty (piano), with special guest vocalist Yann-Fanch Kemener. This is big, high-production music, using vague folk roots to create a broad cinematic sound. While it's not for folkies, these things actually work once in a while, and genty seems to have succeeded.

V.Poulsens Kapel - Fanden er los
The 2005 release of Fanden er løs celebrates the 25th anniversary of this marvelous traditional ensemble of piano, fiddle, mundharpe and accordion. Simple, straightforward dance tunes from Denmark are the order of the day, with a side of Quebec and Cape Breton to keep it sprightly. Un-affected folk music for dancing and listening by the trio of Valdenar Poulsen (aka Jes Kroman), Vagn Poulsen (aka Sonnich Lydom) and Vera Poulsen (aka Malene Daniel Beck).

Fionia Stringband - Rat for usodet / Rough N' Ready
Rustic and lively folk music including everything from polkas to lyrical tunes to warm-hearted waltzes. The music is handpicked mainly from the Danish and Scandinavian repertoire with links to Québec and Cape Breton. The band is a meeting between two generations of folk musicians based on a shared passion for traditional melodies. The members consists of three of Denmark's best traditional musicians, fiddlers Michael Graubæk and Jes Kroman and pianist Theis Langlands.

Ti Jaz - Reves Sauvages
Starting with a band of bass, drums and accordion, this Breton ensemble have added the instruments of jazz: saxophones, and the instrument of ancient France: the bombarde, a raspy, woodwind with a bagpipe-like sound. So, too, have they melded these musical elements, the melodies and ideas of early French music with the improvisation of free jazz and the gut of rock. They pay hommage to the 'ideal jazz' bands of 1940s and players like Yves Menez, who used horns, fiddle, accordion and banjo to create a new French folk music. In that same spirit, Ti Jaz sprawl across the musical landscape, one minute a dark dirge on bombarde, the next firing off a slap bass and drum riff that would settle in nicely at The Knitting Factory. The eight instrumental works on Rêves Sauvages are sometimes chaotic, often lyrical and always challenging. They achieve power without electricity, a power intrinsic in the instruments and the source material.' - RootsWorld

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