The waking of the bridegroom

Mpanakanto: Patrick Molard

Anarana: The waking of the bridegroom

Nivoaka: 2008

Famantatra: Macmeanmna

Refiny: Cristal

Halavany: 54'00

Tombotsoa: Import Scotland

Vidiny : 12,50 €


Laharana: CR00431MACM


The waking of the bridegroom (Patrick Molard)

Born in 1951 in Saint-Malo in North Brittany, Patrick started playing the pipes at the age of 14 in his local bagad * in 1965.

Two years later, he joined the An Ere Pipe Band from Rennes under the direction of Jakez Pincet, his first Pìobaireachd instructor, who introduced him to Robert U.Brown, one of the Queen’s pipers at Balmoral Castle. Later, in 1971, Patrick was sent to Aberdeen as a French assistant and studied the art of Ceòl Mòr both with Robert U. Brown and Robert B. Nicol, himself piper to the Queen, and from them learned about a hundred tunes.

In 1972, he went back to Brittany and was involved in the revival of Breton music and culture, initiated by the celebrated Alan Stivell. In 1975, he became a professional musician, touring all over Europe with different groups, and also started playing the Irish uilleann-pipes. At the same time, he conducted a lot of research in his own country, collecting material from singers and biniou and bombarde players * thus storing a vast knowledge of the different facets of Celtic music which enabled him to win the coveted international MacAllan trophy in Lorient three times in succession, in 1980, 1981 and 1982.

He also won the title of Champion of Brittany for bombarde and biniou playing three times, along with his friends Youenn Le Bihan and Yves Berthou.

Patrick has been involved in the making of more than fifty different albums, and has recorded six albums under his own name.

He is a permanent teacher at the Music School of Carhaix (Finistère) and leads numerous seminars and workshops both in Brittany and abroad, notably Galicia and Asturias in North Spain .

This is his second recording dedicated solely to Pìobaireachd, a genre to which he has given all his life and which is his favourite music.

Patrick Molard - Mpihira

  • Patrick MOLARD : pipe

The waking of the bridegroom - Feonkira

Hihaino feonkira tapany.