“All that emotion alone can do in music the Celt has done”…( Arnold ).
Brittany, is much like Ireland & Scotland in nature and attitude and most definitively the music. An Erminig have passionately made it the love of their life to bring the Celtic music of Brittany to the remembrance of the modern age. An Erminig are in constant vigil to look for ancient songs and format them as only they can, remaining true to the Celtic roots. This CD is one of four and is focused on after the potato harvest. The songs are sung in the original Celtic language of Bretagne. The instrumentals on this CD are exquisite in bringing the listener’s creativity and emotions to the fore front. The musicians have with grace and love executed their talents and musical knowledge, to benefit us, as well as the people of Celtic Brittany. The music perfected here is an absolute testament that music is the universal language. If there were such a thing ( Inform me ), this group and this CD would definitely be “Classical Celtic”.
Hanter Dro is an original instrumental by Barbara Gerdes, and by the sounds of it, one can not tell but that it is an old Irish tune.
“Tennadeg” exemplifies creating and expressing musical emotion. I suggest pen and paper for this music opens the mind’s creative thought process
Barbara Gerdes is the artistic director, (Celtic harp, Irish flute, bombarde, hurdy gurdy and mortars) , Andreas Derow, (Scottish bagpipes, violin, accordion vocals), Hans Martin Derow ( 12 & 6 string guitars, accordion, vocals), Thomas Doll (bass ,violin, vocals), Amby Schillo (percussion).
Band: An Erminig
Hometown: Brittany, France
Similar Artists: Moya Brennan, The Chieftains
In addition to writing for Marc Gunn’s Celtic Music Magazine, Mattie Dalton is currently studying Irish folk harp and is an established guitarist, working on publishing and producing her own music. Mattie is also a professional performer of Middle Eastern dance.