Bran was founded in Prague in 1999, when an expatriate Breton singer met some local Czech musicians. Its name is the Breton for ‘raven’, the harbinger bird of the ancient Celtic lore. This particular bird has carried Breton music all the way to Central Europe and brought back some fresh east wind to its native Brittany.


Singing in Breton as well as in French, Bran continues in this tradition of musical cross-pollination. The different backgrounds of each of the band’s members contribute to its original sound. In addition to the traditional Breton dance tunes and marine songs, the band’s repertoire contains some original numbers from the players themselves.


Performing both in the Czech Republic and in France, the band has under its belt more than eight hundred performances and has produced five cd’s.


 BRAN 2013

Robert Fischmann – lead vocal, flute, low whistle, piano, doumbek, cabasa, tambourine, cymbals, triangle, shaker, clapping, whistling
Vojtěch Jindra – acc. guitar, el. guitar, twelve-string guitar, ukulele, bouzouki, dobro, tambourine, cabasa, guiro, chimes, rainstick, backing vocals and clapping
Tomáš Görtler – accordion, glasses, backing vocals
Michal Wróblewski – alto and soprano saxophones, clarinet
Petr Tichý – double bass
Jan Chalupa – drums, triangle


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