Bagad New York had yet another first on Friday May 10th, with their show at Snug’s Harbor in New Paltz.
This was the first time the Bagad played a show that was not either organized by themselves or one that …
That is how Penn Soner (Bagad music director) Alex Bartholomew described our performance at the NEFFA folk music and dance festival Saturday, April 21, and from that day forward New England folk dancers will never be the same!
Outside of being a virtuoso of the various percussion elements in use by Bagad New
York, as a professional percussionist, Michael Eagle spends a lot of his time behind
an instrument of quite a different dimension: the marimba. After years of exploring
Breton music through his work with Bagad New York, and his guest appearances
with Bagad Beuzeg Cap-Sizun, Mr. Eagle is debuting an arrangement for a marimba/
vibraphone duet entitled “Yod Kerc’h.”
Kerlenn New York is featured on French Morning with a fresh article by Elisabeth Treussard.
Some of us were able to brave the elements this week end, to put a final touch to our music material we will present next week end for the Kerlenn New York Anniversary.
Translation of the book “Mémoire d’un paysan bas-breton”, this novel is a synthesis of a 4000 pages journal, written by Jean-Marie Déguignet from the Quimper region.
Since day 1, our priority has been to dedicate ourselves to organise training through workshops and of course growing up a Bagad.
It’s going to happen!
A big celebration of Breton Music in New York city.
All musicians are very excited to come, what about you?
Update Aug. 21st : The organization used the money from the Award to buy two bombards and new reeds for the new season, Thanks again all.
Etrevroadel is an intitiative by the Locarn Institute which reward initiatives across the globe …
An article published on Le Telegramme, about Nick’s participation to the Bagadou championship this coming Saturday.
This week-end the bagad hosted Izan Belz (Bombard player and native Breton speaker) for a workshop about Breton Music and Language around the topic of Breton traditional slow air (Gwerz) and sacred music (Cantique).
On Saturday, March 26th, Bagad New York had the distinct pleasure of performing at the annual Stewart Highlanders Pipe Band Concert outside of Boston, MA.
Last week-end, the Grade 1 Bagadou contest for 2011 kicked-off in Brest. After a full afternoon of performances, Bagad Kemper took the lead out of the 15 competitors taking part.
Bagad New York’s Fest-noz was featured on the cover of the November, 2010 issue of Bro Nevez, published by US ICDBL, the US branch of the International Committee for the Defense of the Breton Language. The accompanying article, “Bagad …
Bagad New York is out. There is a Bagad in the USA, YAY!
Bagad New York bombards the great pleasure of hosting Yann Bonnec for a workshop!
Since we start announcing our first anniversary, many people asked me about what exactly a fest-noz is.
Made in BZH, only 100 have been printed, hurry to get yours!
On Sunday, September 19th, the bombard section of Bagad New York hosted Mael Paillot and his wife Tiffen at New Paltz for the day for a workshop on music from the region around Vannes.
Members of Bagad New York travelled to the Festival Interceltique in Lorient, Brittany in order to perform in competition with Bagadou this past August.
In the Summer 2010 edition (#38) of the Eastern United States Pipe Band Association’s (EUSPBA) publication, The Voice, Bagad New York founder Yoann Le Goff is interviewed. The magazine starts arriving in subscribers’ mailboxes around the 3rd week of July.
On Saturday, June 5th, and Sunday, June 6th, Bagad New York had the privilege of working with three members of Bagad Beuzeg, Gildas, Olivier, and Nicolas.
Music and dance went on all night. It was a great moment for Breton Music in the US.
Ya d’ar brezhoneg is a campaign launched by the Ofis ar Brezhoneg (“Office of the Breton language”) in order to stimulate the use of the Breton language in daily life in Brittany.
The Bagad’s goal is to promote breton music, …
In France a battle to save a dying language is being carried out.
Bagad New York is now on twitter, follow us on @BagadNewYork…
In what is fast becoming an annual event for some Eastern-US based Celtic musicians, five individuals traveled to Brittany in order to compete in the “Championnat National des Bagadou” for the first category, held February 14th at “Le Quartz” in Brest. The trip, lasting from February 4th to February 15th, reflects a sustained and growing American interest in the music of Brittany, as this marks not only the second year that such a trip was taken, but also an expansion in the number of musicians making the trip. The trip also served a dual purpose in allowing the musicians, who are also involved in the founding of the fledgling Bagad New York, to join some of the finest Bagadou in Brittany in the height of competition – a vital learning experience.
Article by Virginie de Rocquigny published on Breton newspaper “Le Télégramme”, about Bagad New York and the exchange of musician for the 2010 Bagadou Championships in Brittany.
Article published on Breton Newspaper “Le Télégramme”, about Gordie and Alex in Pondi.
Une belle histoire d’amitié vient de s’écrire au sein du bagad de Quimperlé. Au concours des bagadoù,
la formation comptait quatre musiciens de New York.