France, 1974, Breton Celtic folk

Alan StivellE Langonned: More of a bagpipe focus than harp for the master harpist, this album holds a lot of short, traditional tracks wherein there’s not much more than Stivell’s voice and the magic of a single instrument accompanying. This album reminds me of the old alliance, the ancient friendship between Scotland and France. They’re playing their harps and pipes together, an island of peace amidst a world of conflict.

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  1. And this album, like the other two masterpieces of his I have heard, transports me to a place and time where I have never lived, and yet which is my home. A place ever strange, ever familiar.

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