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Loïc Bléjean is a Breton uilleann piper. Deeply rooted in Irish traditional music, he is also a very versatile musician, having taken part in many different projects over the last twenty five years.
He started with the pipes in 1989 under the tuition of Alain Le Hegarat, and then traveled a lot in Ireland, where he met many great musicians, in particular piper Brendan Ring.
In 1996, he shared the stage with fiddler Paul Flynn and singer/guitar player David Muldrew for the first of several residencies at McGurk's, the famous Irish venue in St. Louis, Missouri.
Former member of influential bands (pop-rock "Glaz", French Canadian "Gwazigan"), he joined fest-noz leading group Carré Manchot in 2007, bringing the irish pipes to the fine art of breton dance music.
Among the recent musical experiences (orchestral ensemble "Ars'Ys", or progressive rock "Children in Paradise"), he is now working with jazz musicians Gildas & JB Boclé, in the exciting Keltic Tales Quartet. A new album, freshly recorded in NYC and Brittany, will be released in 2014.
He also plays duets with his brother Ronan (accordeon), New Yorker Louisa Bennion (concertina), or London-born Tad Sargent (bouzouki, bodhrán, vocals).
In his village on the North coast of Brittany, he founded Irish Rendez Vous Music Festival with his brother, promoting irish traditional music at its very best.