Bagadoù - L’Anthologie


CD 1

01. Mont a rin da Saludin ma c’habiten – Bagad Kemper
02. Undeiz oan ëfoennat – Bagad Ronsed Mor
03. Bal et gavotte pourlet – Bagad Ronsed Mor
04. Marche – Bagad Sant-Nazer
05. Dérobées et tarentelles – Bagad Sant-Nazer
06. Marion les roses – Bagad ar Meilhoù – Glaz
07. Dans plin – Bagad Ar Meilhoù - Glaz
08. Eliz Iza – Bagad Bleimor
09. Suite montagne – Bagad Bleimor
10. Suite nantaise – Kevrenn Alre
11. A-barh jardin er Minour – Bagad Cap Caval
12. Suite de Kas-a-barh & de Kejaj – Bagad Cap Caval
13. A-barh jardin er Minour - Bagad Cap Caval
14. Suite Laridés six-temps gallo-vannetaises – Bagad Sonerien An Oriant
15. Clam – Bagad Qui-en-Groigne
16. Mélodie vannetaise – Bagad Qui-en-Groigne
17. Bigoud - Bagad Qui-en-Groigne

CD 2

01. Gwezenn ar labourer-douar – Kerlenn Pondi
02. Laride Mod-nevez – Kerlenn Pondi
03. Ton bale ar c’hezeg – Kerlenn Pondi
04. Kost ar c’hoad – Kerlenn Pondi
05. Kas a barh – Bagad Brieg
06. Porc qu’au pot – Bagad Brieg
07. Kanomp Noël – Bagada De Vannes – Er Melinerion
08. Marchalombe – Bagad Bro Kemperle
09. Hypnoz – Bagad Bro Kemperle
10. Suite de Loudéac – Bagad Gwengamp
11. Gavotte pourlet – Bagad Beuzeg Ar C’Hab
12. La marche amène – Kevrenn Brest Sant Mark
13. Gavotenn Ar Menez – Kevrenn Brest Sant Mark
14. Marie A’r M’enez – Bagad De Lann-Bihoué
15. suite Plinn – Bagad Keriz
16. Tuchant e arruiuo en hav – Kevrenn De Rennes
17. Marche du pays plin, dans tro-lin – Kevrenn De Rennes
A bagad is a traditional Breton music orchestra. The association of a bombard with a Breton bagpipe ("biniou") has a long tradition in the Brittany countryside. However, the Bagad-type formation appeared in Brittany only at the end of the second world War. It was inspired from the Scottish Pipe Band movement, which includes bagpipes ("cornemuses") and percussions. After integrating the bombard and an increasing number of different percussions, the bagad today constitutes a completely original form of musical expression. Nearly a hundred of such groups exist and perform today in Brittany. They are echoed throughout France by a number of Bagadou created by "emigrated" Bretons in Paris, Bordeaux, or Strasbourg.

Nowadays, almost 80 bagadou compete in five grades of competition. The grade one bands have to compete twice a year. The first contest takes place in Brest (western Brittany) in February and the second one in Lorient in August. The best bands are proclaimed champions of Brittany. At Brest, the bands have to play for ten minutes, music from a breton region choosen by B.A.S (Breton RSPBA) a few months before. Half of the medley has to include dances from this region (there are more than 50 different dances in Brittany). At Lorient, the bagadou have to play for 15 minutes of Breton music but they can also play music from other countries. Four bands who still compete today have been Breton Champions since 1980: Bagad Kemper, Bagad Ronsed Mor, Kevren Alre and Bagad Kemperle.

A few bagadou also play Pipe Band music. There are three contests a year in Brittany. The most important one is the International Pipe band Championship in Lorient in august. A visiting Scottish or Irish P.B. has won every year except for 1999 when Bagad Kemperle (Kemperle and District Pipe Band) were the first breton Pipe Band to win this contest. Nowadays, the best breton Drum Corps playing scottish music is Kemperle (they have won five times the International Pipe Band Championship in Lorient but the best Breton ambassador to play Pipe Band music is undoubtedly the Bagad Cap Caval. They will perform this year in the grade two of World Pipe Band Championships.

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