Breton music workshop

We had a nice session with La Contrebande, a nice folk band from the east of France. As they would like to add breton dances to their repertoire, we had a nice workshop about those deep rooted breton dances called “gavotte” and “plinn”…

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There were actually many fiddlers there…

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Simone and I are looking forward to hear the breton sets they will shorlty set up !

You can listen to their band there :

And here is their Facebook page : https://www.facebook.com/lacontrebande.bal

§Yann

An old memory from our *first* gig ever in London!

Look what just popped up! A souvenir from our first London gig during our first UK tour, almost a year ago… feels like ages and also feels like yesterday! Our big smile has probably to do with the awesome people we had met during that first tour that are now part of our lives – and also with the awesome gig we had performed in Ipswich the previous days.

I don’t know if any of you can tell the huge sound change on stage – we really can! It’s good to look back and feel we’ve moved forward that much. And also to imagine where we can be in maybe a year ahead? ;)

§Simone

A documentary about busking ?

Yes, everything may happen in this world ! We met Peppe Lovino last week as I was busking in Cardiff’s main street (Wales – UK), who is a student currently setting up an international documentary about busking.

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I must say that for musicians  – professionnal or not -, street busking is something pretty usual as well as recognised in the UK, also a reason why we distinguish “busking” from “begging”, which is supposed to be totally different.

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According to Peppe, buskers have in many cases very interesting and unusual experiences to share, which gives enough reasons and material to build a full documentary about it. This is a first rush of his footage :

You may have noticed that I mostly play irish music while busking, I indeed use this time to play some of my favourite irish tunes, and to intensively practice my irish fiddling under hard conditions (for example, the weather was freezing like hell, as you can see by the fact that I was wearing woolen gloves, specially designed and made for winter busking by Simone ;) !

§ Yann

A soryteller, breton musicians, bagpipe players, the devil…

It’ a short summary of what you can expect if you show up in Northampton next Thursday for our next gig there… and it inspired me a little teaser…

Gig: Thursday the 12th of March 2015
Event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/142248…

A magical evening with storyteller Richard York (find out more here: http://www.taleteller.co.uk/)

Concert details:
Phipps Northampton Brewery Company
54 Kingswell Street, NN1 1PR Northampton

Tickets: £5 from the NN cafe / Popped Albion Brewery Bar on online at http://www.wegottickets.com/event/311815

Doors open at 8pm

If you have friends around there, please, let them know!

§ Simone

Some acoustic music?

1932 is one of our favorite songs to play live on radio shows, and not only because it’s shorter than the usual 5 minutes long songs we tend to have! It’s cool it got video recorded last Sunday in Paris…

Folk a Lier Astrakan Project Radio Libertaire

Folk a Lier Astrakan Project Radio Libertaire

La Jotinette… again!

Last wee-end we were in Luzy, in the middle of the Morvan area (France), famous for “bourée” dances, among which…. the now very famous tune called “La Jotinette”, for which we had made a version+video that won the competition. We were really proud, but above all really happy to go there and meet many awesome musicians.

To watch again our version …

Thank you all again for your support and for sharing and voting for our version – we’ll meet all the members from the band La Contrebande from which we were only a couple of votes ahead to share our price – and probably play some music too!