New Album « Lellig »
New album « Lellig »
New album « Lellig »
Following in the footsteps of her elders Yann-Fañch Kemener and Erik Marchand, Annie Ebrel is one of the greatest voices in Breton song. Having learned the Breton language and traditional singing at a very young age in the family circle, she is striking for her immediately recognisable tone and her knowledge of the popular language. Annie Ebrel has collaborated with many musicians, from a capella singing in solo, duo or trio, to her own musical creation (Dibenn, Annie Ebrel Quartet, Le Chant des Soupirs), to jazz and jazz-rock (Riccardo Del Fra, Jacques Pellen Celtic Procession, One Shot). In her new album Lellig, she explores the texts of the poetess Anjela Duval, in a neo-folk setting, carried by Ronan Pellen, Daravan Souvanna and Clément Dallot. This new creation is a moment of grace where the music serves the words, sublimating them into illustrations understood by all.
New album Lellig (October 2021)
Co producer le Nouveau Pavillon, Bouguenais (FRANCE)
“Anjela Duval is a woman who, during the day, cultivates the land of her small farm, Traon-an-Dour, and who, in the evening, takes out her notebooks and writes poems, which have become among the most beloved in the Breton language. Breton is her everyday language, and she has learned the literary language, which she enriches with her words and her sensitivity.
Many musicians (including Gilles Servat, Soazig Noblet, Véronique Autret) then put her poems into song. It is in the wake of these precursors that Annie Ebrel has chosen to set to music the poems that have touched her on this new album: Lellig.
In the press
"Beauty of tone and expression: she knows how to be a singer and a storyteller at the same time, so much so that the language barrier is no longer a barrier."
"She is one of the great voices of a revival of traditional Breton song."
Hélène Hazéra / France Culture
"Inheriting the land of Brittany and its culture, a way of life, that of the farmers and their values, and a tradition of singing, Annie Ebrel is rich in this multiple heritage. In this new creation, she weaves the chronicle of a Breton childhood and the transmission of this heritage. Le Chant des soupirs - "ar c'hanaouennoù c'ha d'or huanadennoù" (songs become sighs) - is an intimate diary, told and sung by one of the most beautiful voices in Brittany."
Théâtre de la ville - Paris
"Step by step, through her broad and poetic song, Annie Ebrel has dug a free and deep furrow, which renders null and void the boundaries of the learned and the popular, the local and the universal."
"For this magnificent album, Annie Ebrel took on a real challenge, that of picking a few nuggets from the gold mine that is Anjela Duval's work. Poetry written in free verse and therefore not easy to set to music. Annie Ebrel and her three musicians have accomplished this enormous task. Here she sublimates the immense work of this humble peasant woman from Costa Rica. A real success."Le Peuple Breton
"ANNIE EBREL, THE SONG OF THE EARTH AND ELSEWHERE"Michel Toutous - Armen
- Annie Ebrel : Singing
- Ronan Pellen : strings and cello
- Daravan Souvanna : electric bass
- Clément Dallot : keyboards and piano
Théâtre du Pays de Morlaix (29) – Opéra de Rennes (35) – Théâtre de Lorient (56) – Quartz, Brest (29) – Théâtre de Cornouaille Scène nationale de Quimper (29) – Le Quartz [Scène nationale de Brest], Brest (29) – Théâtre de la Ville Paris (75) – Studio de l’Ermitage, Paris (75), Atlantique Jazz festival, Brest (29) – Théâtre National de Bretagne, Rennes (35)…