Artist Profiles: Gwendal


Since 1972, the year in which Gwendal was formed, its musical style has evolved, taking an increasingly sophisticated and original path. Gwendal has developed a large number of followers, both in their native country, France, and abroad. The group was formed by multi-instrumentalists Youen Le Berre (flute, bagpipe and vocals) and Robert Le Gall ( fiddle, electric guitar and vocals).

Very early, Gwendal took a new direction that made it stand out in the Celtic music field. The band used new arrangements and incorporated rock, jazz, folk and classical music.


Gwendal, later called Irish Jig (Pathé, 1974)
Gwendal, second album later called Joe Can’t Reel (Pathé, 1975)
Rainy Day – À vos désirs (Pathé, 1976)
4 – Les Mouettes se battent (Pathé, 1979)
En concert (Pathé, 1981)
Gwendal, also known as Locomo (Pathé, 1983)
Danse la musique (Pathé, 1985)
Glen River (Tempo Maker Productions, 1989)
Pan Ha Diskan (Tempo Maker Productions, 1995)
War-Raog (Sterne, 2005)
Live in Getxo (Actos Management, 2016)

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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