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Les Ramoneurs de Menhirs

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(2006 – present)

Les Ramoneurs de menhirs is a Breton celtic punk group formed in 2006. Its members include Éric Gorce on the bombardon, Richard Bévillon on the bagpipes, the traditional vannetais singer Maurice Jouanno and Loran, guitarist from the the group Bérurier Noir. They play concerts at fest noz as well as normal rock concerts. Most of their songs are sung in Breton.

The group formed in 2006 after Bévillon and Gorce invited Louise Ebrel, Maurice Jouanno and l’ex-Bérurier Noir Loran on their album of traditionnal Breton music Kerne Izel, released on Coop Breizh. Their first album, Dañs an Diaoul (The Dance of the devil) was released in 2006 by the former label of Bérurier Noir, Folklore de la zone mondiale. The singer Louise Ebrel, daughter of Eugénie Goadec, a famous traditional Breton musician, guests on several songs on the album.

Les Ramoneurs de menhirs participated at the Festival Interceltique de Lorient in 2007, having performed outside the official programme. They also played at the BetiZFest. From January 2008, they went on tour in Europe (Scotland, France, Switzerland). During their tour in Scotland, they supported the Scottish celtic punk group Oi Polloi along with Na Gathan. In April 2008, the group won the category “Musical Group” at the competition Kan Ar Bobl.

Their official website is: http://www.ramoneursdemenhirs.fr

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