APRIL 2017

Konogan An Habask

35, Kemper

  • Pevarlamm — Live 04:34
  • Pevarlamm - Deltu - Esperañs 02:55
  • Pavarlamm - Hor Bro 04:21
  • Betek An Trec'h 03:56
  • Startijenn — Emgav 05:12
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Konogan's story

Konogan began learning the bombard at the age of six at the Ecole Nationale de Musique in Quimper. Adolescent, he is offered the biniou of his maternal grandfather, also a player. Konogan becomes familiar with the instrument, and tries it self-taught. He will use it in the Startijenn group, which he creates with friends in 1997.

In 2002, he took Uilleann pipes lessons at the school of music of Carhaix, with Patrick Molard, taking advantage of his schooling in the same city at Lycée Diwan.

He will also be part of Bagad Kemper, with whom he will be Brittany champion in 2004. At the same time, he specializes himself in the traditional Breton couple music of Sud-Finistère, which he revisits with his companion Youenn Chapalain. Numerous distinctions reward the musicality and virtuosity of their duo.

In 2006 he became a professional musician and multiplied the performances given in Brittany and Europe with Startijenn. At the end of 2007, he obtained the State Diploma of Music Teacher in Brest, and animated various courses. Multi-instrumentalist, Konogan is solicited in various musical projects, as well on stage as in studio.

The month of November 2012 marks the release of his first solo album, "D'ar pevarlamm", a long-standing project, carried by his work of composition. From this record emanates the artistic universe of Konogan, nourished of Breton and Irish musics. The following summer, he left the Startijenn group to devote himself to his new band Pevarlamm. At the end of 2015, released the album "Deltu" of the group Pevarlamm.

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