Grandson of a storyteller and son of a traditional singer-songwriter, Pol Huellou grew up immersed in the culture of central Brittany. He learned the music and dances of his people at an early age, beginning with flute lessons and later pipe playing. Pol played at traditional dances and weddings and collected dances and music for nearly ten years. In 1978 he settled in Ireland.
He has recorded over 30 albums, composed music for dance, film and therapy and has given lectures and workshops all over Europe.
Huellou is a skilled player of both transverse and shakuhachi flutes. His music combines traditional Japanese, Celtic and Breton elements.
After studying traditional music for many years, he works a lot today as a composer, writing for theater, contemporary dance and TV. He also collaborates with Breton harpist Anne Auffret.
Since 1989 he is living again in Brittany, in the Tregor area.
Harp & Bamboo, with Myrdhin (1991)
Escale Dédale (2005)
Anne Auffret and Pol Huellou (2010)
There Are No Checkpoints In Paradise (2012)
Let’s Blues It (2012)
The Lost Agenda (Goasco, 2017)
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several 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 and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.