Sonerion means ‘musicians’ in the Breton language and refers to performers in the popular Breton Fest Noz music scene. Fest Noz is a Breton term that means ‘night party’. Fest Noz were originally closely linked to seasonal agricultural activities but now occur at any time of the year.
We are an American group who play Breton music with an aggressive, complex sound. Whether through heritage, chance, or travel we have become immersed in this vibrant and unique musical culture, which was recently added to UNESCO’s prestigious Representative List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. We look forward to sharing this music with you at a concert or dance.
The group uses powerful instrumentation, intricate arrangements and a generous serving of original material, sometimes adding subtle flavors of klezmer, balkan, jazz, blues, rock, and other music to the Breton recipe.
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