Artist Profiles: Alain Pennec

Alain Pennec

Alain Pennec was born February 18, 1955. He is one of the most reputable Breton accordionists. He plays the diatonic accordion, an instrument that features two or three rows of buttons, each row tuned to a key a fourth higher than the previous one. Pennec also plays traditional Breton instruments like the bombard and bagpipes and teaches diatonic accordion workshops. He performs solo and as part of the Trio Pennec.

He teaches accordion and has performed with various well known artists in the Breton scene: Soïg Siberil, Roland Brou, Youenn Landreau, and Sébastien Bertrand.


Airs à Danser, with Les Frères Pennec (1972)
Accordéon Diatonique (Arfolk, 1983)
Alcôves (Keltia Musique, 1995)
Turbulences (1999)
Bachannales (2004)
Fabulations Sonores (2012)
Silly Brothers, with Roland Brou and Jean Michenaud (2014)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.


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