Eric Menneteau : vocals
Hoëla Barbedette : quarter-tone & semi-tone lever harp
A voice from central Brittany, a micro-tonal harp. Music with temperament.
Singer Eric Menneteau and harpist Hoëla Barbedette met in 2005 in ‘Norkst, the first Kreiz Breizh Akademi ensemble under the direction of Erik Marchand. They have been playing as a duo for a few years, offering a singular approach to carefully chosen songs from the Breton oral tradition, with a distinct modal colour – Hoëla uses a Celtic harp with quarter tone levers to accompany the songs’ unequal temperament scales – together with a fair amount of improvisation and sound inventiveness.
The creative, demanding and very mature work of a duo with shared passion and vitality !