Bal de Bourdon: Music

Our repertoire includes:

- French folk songs and tunes, especially from Brittany, and some lesser-known pieces from other regions.

- Songs from Cornwall - in particular some late 20th C songs in Modern Cornish by linguist and songwriter Richard Gendall.

- Music from the Channel Islands.

 

Here's our latest 'draft' recordings made at rehearsal:

 

 

L'Alouette est sur la branche  

French dance song; our own arrangements and harmonies.

(July 2016)

 

 

 

 

 

Belle Rose  

From Jersey, Channel Islands

Learnt from the Badlabecques version

(July 2016)

 

 

 

 

 

Cuillère et Crapaud

Original arrangement of a Breton An Dro

(July 2016)

 

 

 

 

 

La Palombe

French folk song, learnt from Évelyne Girardon recording;

this is our own arrangement (and melodic variation).

(July 2016)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Izelvarr

Song written by Richard Gendall, in Modern Cornish.  Izelvarr means Mistletoe.   Live studio demo, engineered by Michele Chowrimotoo.

(July 2016)