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Bagad Kemper

Band, *1949 FR
Singer of Folk and World

Bagad Kemper (using the Breton name for the town of Quimper) is one of the oldest bagad, Breton pipe bands. Formed in 1949, its first president was none other than Loeïz Ropars, renovator of the Fest Noz (dance party) and kan ha diskan singer (Breton traditional vocal dancing). This ensemble holds the record for the most national Championship title wins.Over time, this bagad has gradually reoriented itself toward collaborations with musicians from other traditions, like the Galician Susana Seivane and Carlos Núñez or South-African Johnny Clegg. Bagad Kemper were also a main feature of the very successful Heritage des Celtes (Heritage of the Celts) series of concerts, which brought together musicians from all horizons of the Celtic world. They celebrated their 60th anniversary with Breizh B

PortraitBernard Le Dréau
sax, as, ts FR
Stéphane Sotin
perc, dr
PortraitErwan Volant
Lionel Le Guyader
dr, perc FR
Alain Trevarin
Popular Tracks   
E trouz ar ger - Dans la nuit de la ville on Collection by Bagad Kemper
Laridé gavotte de Pontivy on Fest noz by Various Artists
Sur la dune on Nerzh by Bagad Kemper & Red Cardell
Désert et désir on Nerzh by Bagad Kemper & Red Cardell
Suite de gavottes des montagnes on Azeliz Iza by Bagad Kemper
Indien on Nerzh by Bagad Kemper & Red Cardell
Le cercle on Gwenn-ha-Du by Red Cardell & Bagad Kemper
Un grain on Nerzh by Bagad Kemper & Red Cardell
Cœur leger on Fest Rock by Bagad Kemper & Red Cardell
Tanzila on Collection by Bagad Kemper

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Title Artist Year Type
Nuit de la Bretagne - Breizh NightRonan Le Bars, Cécile Corbel, Krismenn, Dan Ar Braz, Bagad Kemper, Red Cardell2015Album
Breizh BalkanikBagad Kemper2011Album
Live au CornouailleBagad Kemper2009Album
Sud ar SuBagad Kemper2004Album
Azeliz IzaBagad Kemper2000Album
Mélodie Bulgare / Emotional AllegianceBagad Kemper, Johnny Clegg1999Single
Hep DiskrogBagad Kemper1999Album
Lip Ar MaoutBagad Kemper1995Album
The Best OfBagad Kemper1991Compil.
War An Dachenn Vol. 4Bagad Kemper1989Album
War An Dachenn Vol 3Bagad Kemper1984Album
Bagad Kemper Kevrenn Et BagadBagad Kemper1960Single
Xème Festival International De Cornemuses BrestBagad Kemper, Bagad Kadoudal De La Kevrenn De Rennes, Bagad De Lann-Bihoué, The Edinburgh Police Pipe BandAlbum
Fest-Noz Pour Les Nuls / For DummiesTud, Koun, Skeduz, Loeiz Ropars Ha Kanerien Pleuigner, Skolvan, Sonerien Du, Bagad Kemper, Baron, Christian Anneix, Dremmwel, Alain PennecAlbum
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