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The music of Brittany was introduced to a lot of the planet with the playing of Kornog. Through the six years that these were originally jointly (1981 to 1987), the group toured almost nonstop and released four unforgettable albums. Greater than a 10 years since they proceeded to go their separate methods, the associates of Kornog possess reunited. Regardless of the extended sabbatical, the group’s combination of Scottish ballads and first instrumentals audio as interesting as ever. Kornog symbolized the combined eyesight of four highly-talented music artists. The only real non-Breton member, Jamie McMenemy (vocals, bouzouki, mandolin, cittern) acquired played with many traditional folk rings while students at Glasgow college of Artwork. Turning professional in 1976, he toured and documented using the Battlefield Music group until shifting to Brittany in 1979. 2 yrs later, he documented a solo recording, THE STREET to Kerrigouarch, and helped to from Kornog. Although he continued to be beyond music through the 1st six years pursuing Kornog’s separation, he started to resurface in 1993. His many tasks since include shows with Belgium-based Celtic music group, Orion, a duo with Kornog fiddler Christian Lemaitre, along with a trio, Taxi cab Mauve, that followed vocalist Gerard Delahaye. Lamaitre started playing fiddle in his birthplace of Paris before shifting to Brittany, his ancestral house. Through the years that he 1st used Kornog, he well balanced his involvement using the music group with performances having a Breton dance group, Pennou Skoulm along with a string ensemble, Archetype. Pursuing Kornog’s separation, Lemaitre remained energetic, carrying out with an ensemble of traditional music educators, Tantad, along with a fez-noz group, Storvan. In 1992, 1995 and 1999, he toured with fiddlers Kevin Burke and Johnny Cunningham as Celtic Fiddle event. Lemaitre resumed his cooperation with McMenemy inside a duo in 1999. Furthermore to rejoining Kornog, he proceeds to utilize Celtic vocalist Gilles Servat. Wooden flute and bombarde participant Jean-Michel Veillon was among the 1st musicians to utilize the solid wood flute to try out Celtic music. Playing the bombarde from your agwe fourteen, he trained himelf to try out the solid wood flute in 1977. Ahead of learning to be a founding person in Kornog, Veillon documented two albums of Breton dance music using the music group, Galorn. He continuing to try out Breton dance music, while touring and documenting with Kornog, developing a music group, Pennou Skoulm in 1985. Following the break up of Kornog, he explored nontraditional music with three rings — Den, Barbaz as well as the Alain Genty Group. Since 1993, Veillon provides performed within a duo that he stocks with Breton guitarist Yvon Riou. Veillon in addition has continuing to record being a soloist. His 1993 record, ‘E Koat Nizon, was the initial record specialized in Breton music performed on the solid wood transverse flute. An identical record, Er Pasker, implemented in 1999. The most recent person in Kornog, Nicolas Quemener (electric guitar, flutes, vocals) provides replaced primary member Soig Siberil within the revived music group. A get good at open-tuning guitarist, Quemener was raised in Angers, France and examined percussion within the Country wide College of Music. Emigrating to Ireland in 1990, he became a member of Arcady, remaining using the group until 1994 when he became a member of the Belgian music group, Orion. Relocating to Brittany in 1993, he co-founded the original Breton dance music group, Skeduz. In 1997 and 1998, Quemener toured with Dan Ar Braz’ fifty-piece group, Heritage Des Celtes. Furthermore to dealing with Kornog, he is constantly on the play within a duo that he stocks with uillean piper Ronan Le Pubs, and, became a member of by Lemaitre, within a trio that backs Celtic vocalist Gilles Servat.

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Full Name Kornog
Music Songs Feunteun Zen, Trip to Flagstaff, Jesuitmont, Dañs Plinn, Ton Bale Mur Ha Dans, Bonnie Jean Cameron, Dans Loudieg, Kolo Stara Vlajna, Child Noryce, Varbishka Ratchenitza, Ton Bale / Son Ar Rost, Helen of Kirkconnel, Dans An Dro, Thessaloniki Taxi, Ar Plac'h Diw Wech Eureujet / Dañs Fisel, Air Pour Faire Pleurer la Mariée / Gavottes, Gavotten Ar Menez, Toniou Bale, The Shuttle Rins, The Braes o' Killiecrankie, Sir Aldingar, Lassie wi' the Yellow Coatie, Baleadenn: Tour, Laride / An Dro, Laridé/Kejaj, Gavotte Pourlet / Laridé-Gavotte, La Belle Eléonore / Les Filles de Saillé, Gwerz Ar Marc'Hadourig Bihan / Autrefois Disait Un Guerrier / Ton Derobee, The Demon Lover, Ma Wee Wee Croodin Doo, War Hent Kerrigouarch'H / Sheriffmuir, Là-bas dans La Prairie / Ronds de Saint-Vincent sur Oust
Albums Korong, Ar Seizh Avel (On Seven Winds), Premiere, IV, Kornog, Celtic Music for Flute and Whistle - Gentle Breeze, Korong (Breton Group - Celtic Music from Brittany - Keltia Musique - Bretagne)

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