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The Goadec Sisters

The vocal harmonies and rich repertoire from the Goadeg sisters — Maryvonne, Thasie, and Eugenie — helped to create Les Soeurs Goadeg among Brittany’s most influential traditional singing groups. Taught kan la diskan, a method of singing well-known in the Lowlands of Brittany, by their parents, the three sisters 1st attracted interest in the 1920s, ’30s, and ’40s. Reuniting in 1956, after a decade-long hiatus, the sisters continuing to execute at music celebrations within their homeland until Mayvonne’s loss of life in 1983. Thasie passed away 15 years later on. In 1994, Eugenie was persuaded, by her girl, Louise Ebrel, to come back to music like a soloist. She documented a solo recording, Gwirziou, the same yr. Breton harper Alan Stivell offered as les Soeurs Goadeg’s major accompanist, although, the trio was sometimes accompanied by additional Breton musicians like the Leprecahns, Rene Wermeer, and Content Traum.

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