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"Alan Stivell", duo with "simple minds"

PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 11:44 am
by maren56
Bonjour les amis

Alan Stivell (been born on January 6th, 1944 to Riom) is an author-compositeur-interprète and a French and Breton musician of Celtic expression (Breton, Irish, Gaelic Scot, Welsh), to which are added French, English and other languages .

Singer, he is also a multi-instrumentalist: bombard, bagpipes braz, tin whistle and especially Celtic harp. He is on the base of the revival of this instrument and the modern Breton music. Her music is very opened on the world, on the Celtie and leans on original musical forms. His musical work is coupled with a fight for the gratitude of the Celtic culture and for the bigger brotherhood between the human beings.

His personality and her work played a major role in the popularization of the Celtic music in Brittany and in the world. He was at the origin of this movement. In the debuts, there are only traditional, amateur and known singers only locally, excepted Glenmor, who sings his own compositions. In contrario, Alan Stivell goes famous for his job on the traditional directory, even first if her work is extraordinarily numerous from the beginning in the original variety of its arrangements, and also its creations

In it was added a capacity to communicate its passion, thanks to which he aroused the vocation (directly or indirectly) of numerous current Breton artists.

His music became universal by its fame, but also by its modernity and its most eclectic influences.

Since the beginning, he has respite to occur on stage all around the world and to propose an original discography. ... raez_music ... gnes_music

ALan stivell and Angélo branduardi>>>>Suite des montagnes

Alan stivell and simple minds: ... hild_music


PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:22 pm
by Ardens
I haven't got any of his records but I think that his music is quite nice. Especially his version of "Brian Boru" is worth listening to. :)

PostPosted: Thu Feb 04, 2010 8:46 pm
by Grania
I keep seeing him playing when I'm over there in summer and I still haven't gone!

I'm moving this topic to our 'Rattle Bag', so we can keep threads about different musicians together :)


PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:20 am
by maren56

Denez Prigent, been born on February 17th, 1966 to Santec in Finistère, is a French author-compositeur-interprète of Breton songs.its kinds of preference are the caravanserai ha diskan song and counterpoint to be danced, and the gwerz, the dramatic song telling a story or a legend. Since its debuts on stage at the age of sixteen, he became known by interpreting traditional songs a cappella, then by renewing the Breton music by original texts accompanied with a music mixing(involving) acoustic instruments and electronic samples. Author of five albums studio and of a live, he gives regularly concerts in France and in the other countries

Gortoz a ran: Denez prigent and Lisa gerrard.

Festival des vieilles charrues 1999: ... odou_music

La chute du faucon noir.extrait de la BO du film de Ridley Scott.(Festival of the old plows 1999: http: // / video / x3kuj6_denez-prigent-brall-ar-rodou_music The fall of the black hawk .extrait of BO of the film of Ridley Scott.

Have a nice week end..