Breton Music Lives in the US

Kerlenn New York 3rd anniversary Fest-Noz!

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Dansomp Breman! (Let’s Dance!)
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Come out and join us for one of the year’s greatest nights of Breton culture! In addition to the great entertainment, we will be offering a cash bar (beer/wine/cider/softdrinks), Breton refreshments for sale, and a culinary raffle.

Our annual celebration of Breton music and dance is scheduled for November 17 th, at 6pm at the Hungarian House in Manhattan’s upper east side. The evening’s program will begin with instruction in Breton dance, and will then proceed with dance music provided by our musician friends and dancers!

Party kick at 6pm sharp!

(Timeline will be published here very soon!)

Big Thank You to Our Partners

La Mangeoire • Tout Va Bien • Dapy Paris • Opia • Brimar Relocation • Volvic • Dartagnan • Brooklyn Brewery • Meli-Melo Crêperie • Coop Breizh • Jerome Selection • Zebra Mix • ParigotLa Bonne SoupeCafe TriskellWilling to help us?


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Buy Your Ticket online now and Save 20%

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Celtic Music Meetup • BZH-NY • Bretons du Quebec • Union des Bretons du Canada • Club Francophone de Fairfield • Comité des Associations Françaises de New York • IONA College • EUSPBA • Hudson Valley French Meetup

If you’re part of an organisation or a meetup group, please contact us, we should be able to offer you a group discount.


Gavotte is served at 6pm!

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[gn_spoiler title=”C’hoari Vraz 2012!” open=”0″ style=”2″]Thanks to our partner, we’re organizing a big raffle. Be sure to get some ticket as soon as you get in, prices will be picked all night, with the first pick after the Bagad is done playing!
(total value over $1000)
*Items List is being build …*

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On Stage !

Bagad New York • North East
Created in the Fall 2009 by a handful of american musician and a breton piper, the Kerlenn grow and today is composed by 15 active musicians and trainees. Members a spread over the North East of teh U.S. The role of the organisation is to promote Breton musique & Tradition accross the US.

Bartholomew / MacNintch
New Palz & Beacon, NY · Alex Bartholomew and Mike MacNintch have played together since before the beginninghe Bagad New York experiment in 2009. Alex, who plays also the bagpipes, has participated twice at the grade 1 Bagadou championship within the Kerlenn Pondi including once in the bombard section in 2010. Mike MacNintch, aside of being a professionnal smallpipe, scottish bagpipe and biniou player for more than 25 years, is also since 2009 a guest-player for Bagad bro Kemperle in Brittany.


[gn_column size=”1-3″ last=”0″ style=”0″]Int e’ Ya • Montreal QC, Canada
Nolwenn NoiselRémy Trichet and Glen Knorr are musicians from Montreal. Half way from tradition and modern music, Int e Ya offers a wide picture of Breton dancing music. The band plays frequently in Fest-Noz, celtic festivals and other music & dance parties related with Celtic traditions.

Breton music lives also in Canada!

Siffleurs de Nuit • Sherbrook QC, Canada
An energic fest noz band from Sherbrook in Quebec. They sing traditional songs in french from Haute Bretagne and in Breton from Basse Bretagne. In Brittany. Les siffleurs de nuit are composed of 4 musicians : Anthony Gerard (voice, trumpet, story telling), Emmanuelle Hélias (voice), Normand Breton (accordion) and Cedric Camier (percussions, tablas, cajon).

 New York Celtic Dancers • New York, NY
NYCD highlights both traditional Scottish dance and contemporary interpretations of the tradition in their wildly spirited and engaging performances. Their performances combine the technical artistry and strength of traditional highland dance with a performance sensibility and a wide variety of music sure to have you moving in your seat.


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Sylvain Payot •  Saratoga Springs NY
Rooted close to the legendary Broceliande forest, Sylvain is the third generation of an accordion player dynasty emerged in the 30’s.
After 9 years spent playing Breton music in Festou-Noz with the energetic Breizh ar Dant, his collaborations with musicians from various backgrounds progressively made his style evolve to integrate more and more elements from Klezmer, Afro-Cuban, Jazz and Funk music.
His rythmic, short looped and modal style should satisfy both dancers and hybrid music enthusiasts.

Stephen Gara • Peekskill, NY
A stalwart of the Irish trad scene in London for many years, Stephen plays Highland pipes, Uilleann pipes, whistles, Cittern and Banjo.
He is a former member of the Fintan Lawlor Pipe Band of Dublin, and The Pride of Murray Pipe Band of London, and has toured Europe playing in various folk rock bands.

Calum Pasqua • Brooklyn, NY
Already on stage last year, Calum is a Virtuose scottish fiddler from Brooklyn, New York. As a youth he learned classical violin technique, Scottish fiddle music and Highland pipes. Calum was the first American to compete in and win the Glenfiddich Scottish Fiddle Championship in 2007. He is also a New England Scottish Fiddle Champion, and winner of the Aboyne Prize given by the Marquis of Huntley. Calum is Director of Strings at Hewlett High School and performs in the trio “Parcel of Rogues” with Susie Petrov and Dan Houghton.