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Les Ramoneurs de menhirs Biography
Les Ramoneurs de menhirs is a Breton celtic punk group formed in 2006. Its members include Éric Gorce on the bombardon, Richard Bévillon on the bagpipes, the traditional vannetais singer Gwenaël Kere and Loran, guitarist from the group Bérurier Noir. They play concerts at fest noz as well as normal rock concerts. Most of their songs are sung in Breton.
The group formed in 2006 after Bévillon and Gorce invited Louise Ebrel, Maurice Jouanno and the ex-Bérurier Noir Loran on their album of traditional Breton music "Kerne Izel", released on Coop Breizh. Their first album, Dañs an Diaoul (The Dance of the devil) was released in 2006 by the former label of Bérurier Noir, Folklore de la zone mondiale. The singer Louise Ebrel, daughter of Eugénie Goadec, a famous traditional Breton musician, guests on several songs on the album.
Les Ramoneurs de menhirs participated at the Festival Interceltique de Lorient in 2007, having performed outside the official programme. They also played at the BetiZFest. From January 2008, they went on tour in Europe (Scotland, France, Switzerland). During their tour in Scotland, they supported the Scottish celtic punk group Oi Polloi along with Na Gathan. In April 2008, the group won the category "Musical Group" at the competition Kan Ar Bobl.
In April, 2010,it released a second album, "Amzer an dispac'h" (The time of the revolt). Numerous guests participate in the recording of the record: Gilles Servat, Navajos of Blackfire, Niko Tagada, Louise Ebrel (for the second time)...
In 2014, Maurice Jouanno leaves the group, replaced by the singer Gwenaël Kere. On July 7, they released a new album, "Tan ar bobl" (The fire of the people). The group is officially programmed to the Hellfest festival, on June 21, 2015 and in 2017 with the Bagad Kemperle.
Loran : lead guitar, backing vocals, drum machine (2006 - present)
Éric Gorce : bombard, biniou kozh, backing vocals (2006 - present)
Richard Bévillon : biniou kozh, bombarde, backing vocals (2006 - present)
Gwenaël Kere : lead vocals (2014 - present)
Louise Ebrel : lead vocals (2006 - présent)
Maurice Jouanno dit "Momo" : lead vocals (2006 - 2014)
Members (current and past)