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Alan Stivell

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Alan Stivell (born Alan Cochevelou January 6, 1944) is a world-renowned Breton musician, singer, recording artist and master of the Celtic harp. From the early 1970s Stivell revived global interest in the Celtic (specifically Breton) harp and Celtic music as part of world music.

Stivell was born in the Auvergnat town of Riom, France, and specialises in traditional Breton and Celtic music. He also plays instruments such as the bombarde, biniou, flute, etc.

A defining album is “Renaissance of the Celtic Harp” released in 1971 (and including the legendary Dan Ar Bras on guitar). The force of his live performances can be experienced through the album “A l’Olympia” released in 1972.

His official Web site is www.alan-stivell.com.

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  • j_Belanger

    The harp is such an enchanting instrument to listen to.

    9 Apr 5:07am Reply
  • spacelau

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6E_QIaGaJfI&list=UUgiYh-r5nbZ0N6OkDNay7Dw&feature=player_detailpage

    29 Jan 2013 Reply
  • spacelau

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=AixB5RLXwno&list=UUgiYh-r5nbZ0N6OkDNay7Dw

    29 Jan 2013 Reply
  • JoostW

    <3 Really love this guy's music and have tremendous respect for the things he's doing. :)

    1 Sep 2012 Reply
  • fendavo

    My bad, it was http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robin_Williamson telling the story of The Fisherman's Son and the Gruagach of Tricks. Sorry Alan.

    25 Apr 2012 Reply
  • fendavo

    Does anyone know the name of the story he told at a live concert once about the wizard of tricks?

    10 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Wurzeltomte

    One important root of every folk/ mediaeval rock band! Briliant!

    10 Oct 2011 Reply
  • KeithJones

    This guy is a legend!

    29 Sep 2011 Reply
  • shila95

    beautiful....

    17 Aug 2011 Reply
  • JackSparrow789

    Tri martolod yaouank... la la la... Tri martolod yaouank i vonet da veajiñ (bis) E vonet da veajiñ, gê! E vonet da veajiñ (bis) Gant 'n avel bet kaset... la la la... Gant 'n avel bet kaset beteg an Douar Nevez (bis> Beteg an Douar Nevez, gê! Beteg an Douar Nevez (bis) E-kichen mein ar veilh... la la la... E-kichen mein ar veilh o deus mouilhet o eorioù (bis) O deus mouilhet o eorioù, gê ! O deus mouilhet o eorioù (bis) Hag e-barzh ar veilh-se... la la la... Hag e-barzh ar veilh-se e oa ur servijourez (bis) E oa ur servijourez, gê ! E oa ur servijourez (bis) Hag e c'houlenn ganin... la la la... Hag e c'houlenn ganin pelec'h 'n eus graet konesañs (bis) Pelec'h on-oa konesañ, gê ! Pelec'h on-oa konesañs (bis) En Naoned er marc'had... la la la... En Naoned er marc'had on-oa choajet ur walenn (bis)

    12 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Steinemeister

    Alan Stivell kommt nach 4 jahren wieder nach Deutschland für ein einziges Konzert und zwar auf dem Festival-Mediaval, Europa's größtem Mittelalter-Festival, am 10.09. in Selb/Oberfranken, außerdem gibt es dort noch über 30 weitere Konzerte internationaler Künstler, Artistik, Gaukler, Theater, Nachwuchswettbewerb, Bogenturnier, Schaukämpfe, Workshops, großer Mittelaltermarkt u.n.v.m.

    14 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Steinemeister

    After 4 years, Alan Stivell will come back to Germany for one concert at 10.09.2011 at the Festival-Mediaval, Eruope's greatest festival for mediaval music of all styles. That will be a fantastic event for all friends of bretanic, celtic and folk-music.

    6 Feb 2011 Reply
  • ificantdance

    I can't predict which album will always be the one I love the most--but "Before Landing" is my favorite so far, and is conspicuous by its absence in the album listing here.

    7 Jan 2011 Reply
  • iranfis

    each album is pure genius !!!))) I'm very happy I found this stuff...

    27 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Svartfylgia

    ..::Before Landing::.. Is the album will always be the one I love the most.

    29 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Hamso92

    the olymia concert is the only album you can listen to

    17 Aug 2010 Reply
  • DawnBearer

    Remarkable performance at Paris!!!

    7 Aug 2010 Reply
  • JoostW

    Beautiful. :)

    7 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Plombs

    God of breton folk-rock. Правда малоизвестен... =_=

    31 May 2010 Reply
  • athaiya

    Amazing artist!

    5 Feb 2010 Reply
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