Startijenn (FR)

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Startijenn (FR)

Lørdag 24. august: Open Air: 12:30
Music Programme 2019

Søndag 25. august: Bolero: 00:45
Music Programme 2019

Music and dance fuse when Startijenn from Brittany are on stage. Startijenn, meaning ‘energy’ in Breton, gew out of the traditional music and dance events in Brittany, Fest-Noz. And energy is not lacking here. Since they formed in 1997, Startijenn have grown into a hugely popular live band who can ignite a party with their explosive rhythms, traditional Breton folk music and original new compositions. Startijenn’s music is recognisably Celtic, and the five musicians play primarily acoustic instruments: the Breton wind instruments bombarde and binioú, plus uilleann pipes and diatonic accordeon, coupled with guitar and bass. Startijenn have toured all over France and the rest of Europe as well as Asia. They have made six albums, among them the remarkable El-TaQa from 2012, where musical guests combine Arabic trance with Breton folk music. Their most recent release is a live album from 2016. Their only Danish festival concert in Denmark in 2019.

(Photo: Francois Le Naoures)