La Chaînée Castelloise

France: Traditional Music of Berry

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France: Traditional Music of Berry presents light and enjoyable folk music traditionals, most often in original arrangements by the musicians of La Chaînée Castelloise. The group features founder and hurdy-gurdy virtuoso Jean-Claude Laporte; Delphine Bordat on bagpipe, vocals, and diatonic accordion; violinist Cécile Gourgon; and Magali Bordat on hurdy-gurdy and vocals. The bagpipe (18-thumb-length for this recording) and hurdy-gurdy are a complementary team in the traditional music of Berry that includes polkas ("Polka du Maréchal,") waltzes, and schottisches ("Scottish á Mallochet"). Most of the songs heard are instrumentals, with the exception of "Six Amants à Choisir" and "La Bergère et le Cavalier." Some of the instrumental highlights include the dance tune "Delo" and the more solemn "Épicéa/Scottibo," but the music is well played and enjoyable throughout on an album that is overall quite upbeat and sunny.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1
feat: Coup De 4
2:41
2 4:17
3
feat: Coup De 4
2:13
4
feat: Coup De 4
3:55
5
feat: Coup De 4
5:40
6
feat: Coup De 4
4:09
7
feat: Coup De 4
2:23
8
feat: Coup De 4
2:23
9
feat: Coup De 4
3:32
10
feat: Coup De 4
2:49
11
4:57
12
feat: Coup De 4
2:59
13
feat: Coup De 4
2:56
14
feat: Coup De 4
4:23
15
feat: Coup De 4
3:30
16
feat: Coup De 4
2:16
17 3:25
18
feat: Coup De 4
2:51
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