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Alan Stivell

Alan Stivell
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France
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Alan Stivell (born Alan Cochevelou January 6, 1944 in Riom, Auvergne, France) is a Breton and Celtic musician and singer, recording artist, and master of the Celtic harp. From the early 70s he revived global interest in the Celtic (specifically Breton) harp and Celtic music as part of world music. Bagpiper and bombard player, he modernized traditional Breton music and singing in the Breton language. He is regarded as one of the precursors of Celtic rock.
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http://www.alan-stivell.com
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Releases on file (9)
Alan Simon — Big Bang Alan Simon — Big Bang
(Cherry Red , 2018, CD)
Alan Stivell — Au Delà des Mots (Beyond Words) Alan Stivell — Au Delà des Mots (Beyond Words)
(Disques Dreyfus FDM 36224-2, 2002, CD)
Alan Stivell — Back to Breizh Alan Stivell — Back to Breizh
(Disques Dreyfus FDM 36223 - , 2000, CD)
Alan Stivell — Brian Boru Alan Stivell — Brian Boru
(Virgin Disques Dreyfus FDM 36208-2, 1995, CD)
Alan Stivell — Zoom 70/95 Alan Stivell — Zoom 70/95
(Disques Dreyfus FDM 36189-2, 1995/1997, 2CD)
Alan Stivell — Symphonie Celtique Alan Stivell — Symphonie Celtique
(Keltia III KE3 101, 1980/2005, CD)
Alan Stivell — 'Raok Dilestra (Before Landing) Alan Stivell — 'Raok Dilestra (Before Landing)
(Disques Dreyfus FDM 36194-2, 1977/1992, CD)
Alan Stivell — Renaissance de la Harpe Celtique Alan Stivell — Renaissance de la Harpe Celtique
(Disques Dreyfus FDM 36190-2, 1971/1994, CD)
Alan Stivell — Reflets Alan Stivell — Reflets
(Disques Dreyfus FDM 36201-2, 1970/1994, CD)

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