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Like many folk cultures, Breton music is based on singing. In Brittany, singing happens in the most diverse of contexts and is highly influenced by the regional history. You will get to know a wide range of songs – laments, hiking songs, worksongs, etc. – and I will show you how to get the best vocal sounds out of them. The most popular style of Breton songs is for dancing, though. We will look particularly at the “Chant dans la ronde”, the ancient, yet living tradition of singing while dancing in a circle. The repertoire is mainly French, but we will also have a small excursion into the Breton language. The lyrics are kept simple so you don’t need to worry about the words. Our main goal is to have fun while singing, whether solo, duo or in a group.

Please bring some sheets and a pencil. A recorder is definitely quite handy as well.

Maude Madec (France-Brittany)