RETURN OF THE "KORRIGANS DE BREHAT"
youngsters from Paimpol took the stage yesterday at the Ceili, one of
the festival hotspots where music and beer feature daily during the festivities.
They formed their group two years ago in a costarmorican port, and have
been touring together ever since in the hope of featuring in a lighthouse
TEUZ is the name
they found to launch the group, unearthed from the story of the Archipelago
of Bréhat, and the name of one of four families of goblins ("korrigans")
who inhabited the island of flowers and pink rocks. As the story goes, this
family were driven from their idyllic home and took refuge at St Pol de
Léon. These four lads took a liking to the legend, and in their own way,
have brought the Teuz back to life in their whirlwind celtic music in which
guitar, accordion, bagpipes and "bodhram" play side by side. When the Teuz
had finished playing, the audience immediately struck up with some sailors'
sea shanties to carry on the vigil for maritime tradition...