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An dro Fanch Ferdinand - bombard in C
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My bombards are made by Gilbert Hervieux & Olivier Glet, in Rieux (FR-56) +33 299 919 068 and Gilles Lehart, in Bégard (FR-22) +33 296 453 603
The small bombards tuned in C from french South-Cornwall fit to the shiny expression of the local musicians and to the vitality of the dances. In South-East Brittany, the lower bombards in A and G go well with the sober dances of the area.
plays with bombards in B flat because of
the Highland pipes.
I've learned to play bombard with Titi le Digabel :
please, see his page right here.
The breton bombard is a double reed instrument (conical bore). It belongs to the oboe family. The reed is made of two thin strips fixed on a brass tube covered with cork; the sound produced by their vibration is amplified by the conical body of the instrument and then by the bell. The woods are mainly Mozambic ebony and boxwood. The bombards appear in Europe in the 12-13th centuries, ranging from the double bass to the soprano. That last one was adopted by popular musicians.
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