Startijenn

© Eric Legret

Startijenn, the undisputed masters of the Breton dancefloor.

Born in the heart of traditional music, armed with iconic Breton instruments and a powerful rhythm, their raw and edgy sound hits different! At once rooted and universal, the band continues to push the boundaries and explore new musical territories, championing their culture on the international stage. This locomotive of Breton trance fuels the sweat and energy of the public, in an exhilarating and unique live performance.

Startijenn released their seventh album, Talm ur galon [A heart’s beating], in April 2022. The band reveals itself here in a brand new light, in a traditional, rock & folk mix in which Youenn Roue’s Breton rap voice now infuses certain tracks.

From the creation of the band at their school desks to the major stages of the festivals they are playing today, Startijenn has carved out a special place in the Folk/World milieu (tours in Europe, Asia and Australia). Drawing from its roots, the band transforms secular music into a modern, innovative and rigorously powerful sound.

Youenn Roue : bombard & vocal
Lionel Le Page : binioù & uilleann-pipes
Tangi Le Gall-Carré : diatonic accordion
Tangi Oillo : guitar
Julien Stévenin : bass

Festivals

Port Fairy Folk Festival, Cobargo Folk Festival, Blue Mountains Music Festival (AUSTRALIA), Tønder Festival (DANEMARK), Rudolstadt Festival (GERMANY), Rainforest World Music Festival, Kuching, Borneo (MALAYSIA), Celtic Connections (SCOTLAND), FIG Villaviciosa, Festival Sauga Folk Colindres, Noite Celta de Porcía, Festival Celta Reinu de Llion (SPAIN), Irish Guiness Festival, Festival Celtique Corbeyrier, La Tène Festival (SWITZERLAND), Zamek Celtic Festival (POLAND), Trad It Festival (NEDERLAND), Lo Spirito del Pianeta, Chiuduno – Bergamo (ITALIA), Festival Dranouter, Marsinne Folk Festival, Boombal, Gooikroots Festival  (BELGIUM), Festival les Vieilles-Charrues, Festival Interceltique Lorient, Festival de Cornouaille Quimper, Festival Yaouank Rennes, Festival Fisel Rostrenen, Festival Roue Waroch Plescop, Festival Kleg, Festival Eurofonik Nantes, Temps Fête Douarnenez (BRITTANY) , Festival Het Lindeboom Loon-Plage, Chartrestival Chartres, Festival 6ème continent Lyon, Nuits Celtes Caussade, Festival des Traversées Tatihou Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue (FRANCE)…

Concert halls

The Pearl Shangaï, Pekin, Quingdao, Jinan (CHINA), Chassé Theater Breda, Muziekcentrum Enschede, Muziekcentrum Frits Philips Eindhoven, Theater De Vest Alkmaar, Goudse Schouwburg Gouda, Odeon theatre Zwole (NEDERLAND), MuziekclubClub t’Ey Belsele (BELGIUM), Fabrik Hamburg, Malzhaux Plauen (GERMANY), The lemon tree, Aberdeen (SCOTLAND), Blue Note Jazz Club Poznan (POLAND). Stéreolux Nantes, La Carène Brest, Avel Vor Plougastel, le Pavillon Quimper, le CAC Concarneau (BRITTANY), Pan Piper Paris, Jardin d’acclimatation Paris, La Traverse Cléon, La Merise Trappes, Le métronum Toulouse (FRANCE)…