About Loic BLEJEAN

Loïc Bléjean is considered one of the finest and most prolific exponent of the uilleann pipes today. During the last thirty years, from his apprenticeship in Ireland to the stage of London’s Shakespeare Globe Theater, in recording studios from Paris to Brooklyn, and playing at major festivals, he kept pushing the boundaries of this legendary instrument, exploring a great diversity of musical genres. Loïc Bléjean est considéré comme un des joueurs de uilleann pipes (cornemuse irlandaise) les plus prolifiques de sa génération. De son apprentissage en Irlande aux planches du Shakespeare Globe Theatre de Londres, des studios de Paris à Brooklyn, et sur les scènes des plus grands festivals, il a passé les trente dernières années à repousser sans cesse les limites de cet instrument mythique, en explorant les univers musicaux les plus divers au sein de nombreuses formations.

Loïc Bléjean & Cillian Vallely /// Session at The Dead Rabbit, NYC

Loïc Bléjean & Cillian Vallely met in 1996 at McGurk’s Irish Pub, the great music venue in Saint Louis, MO. Cillian, originally from Armagh, Northern Ireland, now lives in New York and tours the world with Lúnasa, among his many projects. He also plays every Sunday at legendary Dead Rabbit Pub, in Lower Manhattan. Here are some tunes by these two, a few years ago, with Alan G. Murray on guitar, and Shane O’Sullivan on bodhrán.
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LOÏC BLÉJEAN

«THE AMAZING SOUND OF LOIC BLEJEAN’S UILLEANN PIPES»
“In Tune”, BBC Radio 3

“HIGH OCTANE INSTRUMENTAL OFFERINGS”
Daniel Neely, New York IRISH ECHO

“VIRTUOSO FROM BRITTANY” – Colin Bailey, R2

Loïc Bléjean est considéré comme un des joueurs de uilleann pipes (cornemuse irlandaise) les plus prolifiques de sa génération. De son apprentissage en Irlande aux planches du Shakespeare Globe Theatre de Londres, des studios de Paris à Brooklyn, et sur les scènes des plus grands festivals, il a passé les trente dernières années à repousser sans cesse les limites de cet instrument mythique, en explorant les univers musicaux les plus divers au sein de nombreuses formations. En plus de ses concerts solo et de ses master classes, voici quelques uns de ses projets en 2018. Soyez les bienvenu(e)s sur ce site!

Loïc Bléjean is considered one of the finest and most prolific exponent of the uilleann pipes today. During the last thirty years, from his apprenticeship in Ireland to the stage of London’s Shakespeare Globe Theater, in recording studios from Paris to Brooklyn, and playing at major festivals, he kept pushing the boundaries of this legendary instrument, exploring a great diversity of musical genres. On top of his solo performances and master classes, here are some of his projects in 2018. Welcome to this website!

 

Loïc Bléjean & JB Boclé /// Sliabh na mBan

Loïc Bléjean (uilleann pipes) & Jean-Baptiste Boclé (Hammond organ)
. Listen to a unique combination of uilleann pipes chanter, drones & regs, with Hammond organ, arranged & recorded in Brooklyn, NY by JB Boclé, in this rendition of the slow air “Sliabh na mBan”, inspired by the beautiful version of Traveller and extraordinary musician Johnny Doran.
From the album “Loïc Bléjean & Tad Sargent”, available here: loicblejean.com/shop/
Also check Boclé Bros. Keltic Project out on this website and at https://www.bocle.com/
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Boclé Bros. /// William Kennedy Piping Festival 2015