WHO WE ARE ( Which is our village ? )
When over the wind blowing through the fields , these tunes have been cradling us , when none of each event in our past could be remembered without hearing them , our highest pleasure is to transmit them all around us before they desapear throughout the night of past years .
Our bagad ( breton appellation for pipe-band ), was founded in 1973 .
A group of senior pipers , ( biniou=bagpipe ; bombarde=strong flute ; drums ) decided to constitute a bagad , playing in the way we used to do fifty years ago . ("Ar Re Goz "can be translated by " Old boys" ) .The average number goes from fifteen to twenty players .They use to train in the town of Quimper , in south Brittany , capital of our Cornwall. But when they have to face an important festival , some friends use to come from everywhere in Brittany , Bro Leon,Bro Tregor, Bro Roazon, Bro Gwened , with their tunes . The main meeting , of course , takes place at the end of july every year , at the "Festival de Cornouaille ".
Since they began blowing their instruments , the band has been very happy to take part , in France or abroad , to many festivals where they were glad to present their autenthicity , their originality , and their good temper .
If it happens that you meet this merry bagad in a procession or on a stage , you may be surprised by the differences : no uniform ; every one is wearing the traditionnal dress , presenting so a kind of map of our old Brittany , people of inland ( so many countries , with so many dresses! ) or of the seashore !!
May this site make you know our originality !!
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