Friday, April 25, 2008

by Anonymous

Barde "Barde" 1977

DL

Barde "Images" 1978
















DL

This sextet from Montreal was formed in 1973 and found their brand of Acadian & Celtic reels and jigs popular around the Maritimes, Quebec and overseas in Europe. The group was known for its utilization of a twin Celtic fiddle sound courtesy of Crilly and Selick.

They signed to Polygram then to Direction Records, then to Flying Fish, and finally to Porte Parole. Their eponymous debut, Barde, was released in 1977. By their the second album, Images, in 1978 Chris Crilly had introduced keyboards in the form of synths and pianos. By 1983's Voyage Selick had also left and the remaining members changed musical direction by incorporating keyboards bass and violin courtesy of studio musicians Jacques Joubert, Richard Paquette, and Jocelyn Therrien.

Pierre Guerin led a revamped Barde at the 10th Annual Winnipeg Folk Festival. The band finally disbanded for good shortly thereafter with Guerin marrying and settling in the St. Boniface region of Winnipeg. He became a disc jockey before becoming Artistic Director of The Winnipeg Folk Festival.

with notes from Pierre Guerin, Chris MacRaghallaigh and Richard Chapman.

Richard Chapman (vocals, mandolin, banjo, dulcimer, guitar)
Toby Cinnsealac (aka Kinsella) (tin flute, tin whistle, recorders, clarinet, tambourine)
Pierre Guerin (vocals, acoustic guitar, accordion, concertina, flute, recorder)
Chris (aka Crilly) MacRaghallaigh (vocals, violin, keyboards, bodhran, tambourine)
Elliot Selick (violin, tin flute, tin whistle, banjo)
Ed Moore (bodhran, tambourine, concertina, tin flute, tin whistle, glockenspiel)


You made my day...
So much thanks!!

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

g'day, thanx for the opportunity to listen to Barde.
I have some Arcadian blood..but love Celtic music in all its different guises.
thanx very much

29 April, 2008 14:31  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not sure if this is working!...I did make a post a couple of minutes back.
In any case thanx for the op to listen to Barde...I have some Arcadian blood...but love Celtic music in all its guises.
thanx very much
Brian

29 April, 2008 14:36  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks very much for this. I had all but given up ever hearing this album (their first one) again. There are a few songs on here -Fanny Power is one- that I could listen to all day! Great stuff.

27 August, 2009 20:42  

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