Your English is fine!....much better than my Breton or French! regards ~ Tim
I'm the person (Tim Jones) responsible for the Pendro track 'Breizh da Virviken'. I constructed the music using a sample of some breton pipes that a friend of mine had once owned.
I then processed the sounds via electronic effects units. The reason to use the title was a couple of things. One being the obvious, as it's the sound of Breton Pipes (!) and the other was that I found some letters from a man named Alain Heusaff, who I used to correspond with when I was a member of Carn- the link organisation between Celtic countries (Alan had formed The Celtic League in Llangollen in N.Wales in 1961). Sadly, Alain had passed away, so I thought it would be a fitting tribute to him and also to the Breton nation and it's history and struggles.
I was born in North Wales (as most of the Fflint Central people were), although in an anglicised area. We are not fluent in our native language, sad to say.
As the Welsh phrase 'Cymru Am Byth' means 'Wales For Ever', I found out the equivalent Breton phrase for 'Brittany For Ever', this was found in a Welsh/Breton phrase-book!
As we do 'modern' electronic music, I also thought that it would be a good idea to bring a celtic language phrase into the realm of what we/I do.
Another reason was that because of the title appears mysterious to everyone except a Breton person, it would maybe make some people curious as to where the title comes from and thus, point people into the direction of the link between the celtic nations.
Glad that you spotted it and THANK YOU for taking the time to get in touch!
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Your English is fine!....much better than my Breton or French!