Carré Manchot was founded in 1986 by Bombard players Herve Le Lu, accordionist Remi Martin, guitarist Gilbert Le Pennec and violinist Jean-Claude Riou.
This birth takes place in the midst of a slump for Breton music ...
This will not prevent chaining Carré Manchot sixty-fest noz in the first year of its existence.
Founded in 1984, has been one of the mainspring of the Breton music’s revival. This period is essential because of the great work made by the musicians in order to safeguard the traditional music in Brittany, an heritage in peril then.
A straight-ahead fest-noz type band with the Breton bombard (vaguely like snake-charming type instrument) and Breton bagpipes most noticeable, but also guitar and accordeon amongst other instruments. Their name means simply "Four Men" in Breton.
Emile Le Scan (a.k.a. Glenmor) was a French / Breton singer who was committed to preserve and promote the Breton identity. He was also a writer and is considered as an influential personality in the Breton culture.
Bagad de Lann-Bihoué is among the best known of traditional Breton music ensembles (bagadoù). It's a military formation that consists of around 30 members divided into sections: biniou (bagpipes), bombardes (a cross between an oboe and a conical-bored pipe chanter) and batterie (percussion) but sometimes incorporates additional instruments, such as a violin or accordion.