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Bof! - Bal
Treewind TWD 016
- Bourrées à Stéphane / Pacotille
- Mon Amant de Saint-Jean
- Kas A Barh
- L'Inconnu de Limoise
- Halsway Schottische
- Ridées Six Temps
- Suite Plinn (1)
- Suite Plinn (2)
- Suite Plinn (3)
- A Nevers
- Polkas Piquées d'Allard
This fourth recording from East Anglian band Bof!
has a combination of
dances and music from Central France and Brittany. Bof! are joined on
three tracks by singer Gwendal Moële, from Languidic, a village between
Lorient and Vannes in Brittany. The graffiti on the CD sleeve was found
on a wall in the ancient city of Quimper in western Brittany.
- Paddy Butcher - Hurdy gurdies / Melodeon / Percussion / Vocals
- Simon Haines - Melodeons / Bandoneon / Vocals
- Phil Lyons - Acoustic guitar / Bass guitar / Percussion /
- Val Woollard - Bagpipes / Recorders / Flute / Desk Bells /
Joined on this album by
This latest CD is a musical geography lesson, with dances and music
from Brittany and also the central areas of the Auvergne, Morvan and
Berry, and are joined for three songs by the excellent Gwendal Moële.
I have always thought that English bands playing French music always
sound so, erm... English. But here we have a band who have not only
captured the spirit and essence of traditional French music, they also
play their instruments (hurdy gurdy, melodeons, bagpipes,
acoustic/bass guitar) in a French way. Something they must have
assimilated from their numerous trips to France over many years.
...over all, a great CD and a good addition to your collection or a great
introduction to traditional French music.
Mike Gilpin, Mardles