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The history of Diaouled Ar Menez band success

Actually, the band was formed in Carhaix in the autumn of Jean-Yves LE CORRE, accordionist, Bruno LE MANAC’H, guitarist and Philippe LE BALP, flautist and biniou, the non-regular companion of the bell ringer Per GUILLOU. An amazing Breton tour of Alan STIVELL in its first and best formation, will encourage our three friends and make them propose in their turn a Celtic repertoire to the generous public of Central Britain. At the end of the Menez-Kamm performance, the band will include the talabarder Yann GOASDOUE and take the name of DIAOULED AR MENEZ (the devils of the mountain) offered by Youenn Gwernig who thinks that the music created by the four thieves is rather intended for the exaltation of bodies than for the eminence of souls. The modern repertoire includes the dance music of Basse Bretagne with a prevalence of the themes Gavotte, Plinn and Fisel. It is derived from all the songs heard by traditional vocalists and bell- ringers or comes from the vocabulary of the band members, all of whom studied at the schools of Breton musical culture.

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Diaouled ar Menez on the Festival of Celtic Music and Culture in Lorient

The French province of Brittany, where the cultural traditions of the continental Celts has been preserved for centuries, is considered one of the most enigmatic and beautiful corners of Europe. It was here in the 60s of the previous century that one of the main centers of Celtic « folk-revival » was that made Irish, Scottish and Breton music an international pop phenomenon.
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