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.
These are some early 'draft' recordings made at rehearsal:
L'Alouette est sur la branche
French dance song; our own arrangements and harmonies.
Cuillère et Crapaud
Original arrangement of a Breton An Dro
French folk song, learnt from Évelyne Girardon recording;
this is our own arrangement (and melodic variation).
Song written by Richard Gendall, in Modern Cornish. Izelvarr means Mistletoe.
Live studio demo, engineered by Michele Chowrimotoo.