CD Review: Cornemuses by Jean-Claude & Bernard Blanc


Here is a great CD for those of us who love the piping of the Berry and Bourbonnais regions of central France. Nine of the fifteen track are pipe solos by Jean-Claude who is joined by his pipemaker brother Bernard on five tracks. It has been on my stereo at the workshop for the last three weeks and I still hear no reason to listen to anything else. It captures the essence of what I have long admired in the piping tradition from central France; grand self- assured playing of marvellous melodies with no attempt to stun the listener with speed or wizardry.

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