“War Hent Kerrigouarch” (FRLO #3)

We do this every once in a while, contact Gary Chapin if you want in!

This is the THIRD recording by the Free Reed Liberation Orchestra and our first Breton offering. This project has been a blast and something that would never have happened without the pandemic or me being laid off, so that says … something. I’m not sure what!

“War Hent Kerrigouarch” (The Road to Kerrigouarch) is a Breton tune that I first heard on the Kornog album, Premiere. Later, Alisdair Fraser did it with cellist Natalie Haas as part of their Derriére Les Carreaux set. Jamie McMenemy (of Kornog) recorded it on his own first album in 1981. I have no idea if its trad or if McMenemy wrote it. The F.R.L.O (nov 2020) is Anahata, Matthew Bampton, Gary Chapin, Margaret cox, Steve Gruverman, Benjamin Hemmendinger, Eric W. Johnson, Little Eggy, Janneke Slagter, Greg Smith, Barbara Truex.

My son, Max (living in Japan) brought this tune to my attention when he transcribed Alistair Fraser’s set for my band (Le Bon Truc) to play. We may still do that, COVID willing, but in the meantime, I hope this pleases him.

5 thoughts on ““War Hent Kerrigouarch” (FRLO #3)

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    Bonne journée Gary,   Comment pouvons-nous participer à vous F R L O. en Decembre. Nous pensons que c’est une bonne idée de faire jouer différents musiciens dans le même enregistrement.   Salutations bretonnes A Vriesema

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    Gary Chapin posted: ” https://youtu.be/DqTWKN0X7GY We do this every once in a while, contact Gary Chapin if you want in! This is the THIRD recording by the Free Reed Liberation Orchestra and our first Breton offering. This project has been a blast and something that would”

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  2. Hello Gary,

    I’m interested in trying to play with FRLO. I play harmonica and single-row button accordion.

    Thanks.

    Ken Karpowicz

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