Watch the Breton March online guitar lesson by Tony McManus from The Celtic Journeyman

Here is a tune from outwith the Scottish and Irish traditions. The Bretons (French Celts) do not tend to give individual names to tunes. They are often named simply by the dance and the town from which they come- so “Rond De Loudiac” is simply a reel from the town of Loudiac.

This is a march from an unknown town but it’s a dance tune. Breton dancing is more about participation than virtuosity.

We are in DADGAD tuning and we are going to be using a lot of the left hand ideas- so make sure you are on top of all those ornaments from section 1 and have fun with this Breton Marche.

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