Jamie McMenemy

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A founding member of the Battlefield Band, Jamie McMenemy has continued to influence modern Celtic music with his distinctive vocals and bouzouki, mandolin, and cittern playing. Since moving to Brittany…
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A founding member of the Battlefield Band, Jamie McMenemy has continued to influence modern Celtic music with his distinctive vocals and bouzouki, mandolin, and cittern playing. Since moving to Brittany in 1979, McMenemey has served as frontman for two groundbreaking Celtic bands: Breton-based trad folk band Kornog, from 1981 to 1987, and Belgium-based Celtic/Balkan band Orion since 1987. McMenemy has also performed in a duo with Kornog guitarist Christian Lemaitre and a band, Taxi Mauve, that has accompanied vocalist Gerard Delahaye, featuring Marc Pollier on uilleann pipes, Jean-Claude Phillippe on violin, Patrick Desauney on guitar, Matthieu Dalle on bass, and Michel Sikiotokis on flute and tin whistle.