Alan Stivell  •  'Raok Dilestra (Before Landing)

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  • 'Raok Dilestra - Avant D'Accoster
    • 1977 - Keltia III 9101 852 LP (FRA)
  • Before Landing - "Raok Dilestra"
    • 1977 - Nature 60.076 LP (DEU)
  • See Discogs for additional releases …
  • Side One: Hon Amser Dremenet - Our Past (Dedicated To Glenmor)
    1. Ar Gelted Kozh — The Ancient Celts
    2. Ar Vritoned Ba'inis-Breizh — The Bretons in Britain
    3. Britons exile to Armorica
    4. Rouantelezh Vreizh — The Breton Kingdom
    5. Dugelezh Vreizh — The Breton Duchy
    6. The Union Pact
    7. Emsawadegou — Revolts
    8. The French Revolution and The 19th Century
    9. 20th Century - Part One
    10. Eil Lodenn An Ugent Wed Kantwed — 20th Century Part Two
  • Side Two: Hon Amser Vreman - Our Present
    1. Da Ewan — To Ewan My Son
    2. Marw Ewid E Fobl — Dead For His People (To Yann Kel)
    3. Gwrizad Diffenet — Forbidden Roots
    4. Naw Breton Ba'Prizon — Nine Bretons In Jail (English Adaptation by Karl Dallas)
    5. Tamm-Kreiz New — New Middle Part
    6. Plinn — Slogan

  • Musicians
    • Alan Stivell: Vocals, Celtic Harps, Bagpipes, Bombard, Flutes, Keyboards
    • Dan Ar Bras: Guitars, Vocals
    • Padrig Kerre: Mandola, Dulcimer, Fiddle
    • Andrew Herve: Keyboards
    • Mikael Flerve: Bass guitar
    • Jean-Luc Danna: Drums, Percussions
    • Dave Swarbrick: Fiddle (Tracks: 13 & 14)
    • Yann-Jakez Hassold: Vocals
    • Maria Popkiewicz: Vocals
    • Clement Bailly: Drums (Tracks: 13 & 14)
    • Dominique Luro: Keyboards (Tracks: 13 & 14)
    • Patrick Kiffer: Bass Guitar (Tracks: 13 & 14)
    • Alain Hatot: Tenor Sax
    • Adam Skeaping: Cello
    • Lyn Dobson: Flutes, Sitar, Tablas, Psaltery
    • Richard Harvey: Krummhorns, Recorders
    • Bagad Bleimor: Bombards, Bagpipes & Drums
  • Credits
    • Produced by Alan Stivell
    • Recorded and Mixed at Sawmill Studios, Cornwall
    • Sound Engineer: Jerry Boys
    • Except Tracks: 13 & 14
      • Recorded at Aquarium Studios.
      • Engineered by Gilbert Grenier
    • All Words and Music written by Alan Stivell, unless otherwise noted
    • Conductors: Youenn Sicard & Yann-Fanch Ar Merdy
    • Sleeve: Smart Art
    • Concept: Alan Stivell
    • Thanks to Karl Dallas, Maria Popkiewicz and Yann-Jakez Hassold for their help with translations.

Sleeve Notes

After having contributed to a public interest in Celtic Music, I think that without getting too far away from the music, I should give you more information about my country — Brittany. In. this album, I want to direct your attention to Brittany’s history, as well as Brittany’s present.

Alan Stivell Cochevelou