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French & Breton Music & Dance

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The Band

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Louise Scammell
Melodeon / Bombarde / Oboe

Louise is a print-maker & musician who has organised regular dance events for the past 14 years and has played traditional music for over 20. She often travels to Brittany in France to be re-fuelled with Breton music and plays for dance at festivals and private events in the uk.

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Sarah Tweedle
Violin

Sarah is a relative newcomer to folk music. Having met and played with Louise in various pub sessions around 2007, she was introduced to French and Breton tunes, and was soon drawn into playing for dancing.

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Liz Nabb
Biniou / Violin

Liz's musical roots lie in the Scottish and Irish tradition, but Brittany has been the main inspiration for the past 10 years. Liz also plays with Truffetete, Levriad and Celtech

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Phil Wilson
Guitar / Cittern

Phil plays both guitar & cittern in the band, and has also composed some great tunes for us. Solid, driving rhythm is the essence of all great dance music and Phil takes his inspiration from the jazz and funk of masters like Grant Green and Nile Rodgers.

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Martin Henning
Bass Guitar / Double Bass / Mandola

Martin currently plays with Spinach For Norman (B. Isles folk), Kevara (klezmer) and The Bootleg Swing Band (gypsy swing). He also hosts Phonic FM’s Roots & Shoots.

CINQ

CINQ features our arrangements of Breton dance tunes, some contemporary French material and some of our own.

Follow the link to download the whole CD.

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CD \ Cinq

CINQ features our arrangements of Breton dance tunes, some contemporary French material and some of our own.

Follow the link to download the whole CD.

Poisson Live

Poisson Rouge in action at the Sidmouth Festival, the Bal de Bath and in Sarzeau in 2011.

Poisson Live

Poisson Rouge in action at the Sidmouth Festival, the Bal de Bath and in Sarzeau in 2011.

The quality is not so great, but hey . . . stop the audio player and have a look.

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