Startijenn : energy and dynamism

© Francois Le Naoures NAO

The 5 members of the band Startijenn are as thick as thieves. Together, they create an uncompromising music, made of emblematic instruments from Brittany and efficient rhythms. Sheer and lively, their sound fires straight. They break through the barriers restricting the scope of popular Breton music and stand up for their culture, bringing it onto the international scene. The band is true to its roots and universally identifiable, feeding on the sweat and power of its dancing audiences. Startijenn’s unique journey demonstrates that music is all about fairness and perseverance.

The band came up with successful records, several of them having been awarded as “Best Breton music album”. Alongside its numerous trips to the studio, Startijenn seeks confrontation and exchange. On a regular basis, they invite artists of various backgrounds to join in, such as Sofiane Saidi, ‘The Prince of Raï 2.0’ who took part in the El-TaQA project, or Cyril Atef, the wild and groovy drummer from the underground scene.

From high school where they first met to the main stages of the festivals where they perform today, the band members now have a solid experience of more than 20 years. The Breton guys took the lion’s share within the Folk and World music scene, touring over China, Malaysia, Australia, Denmark, Italy, Poland, Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, Spain…

Drawing their inspiration from their musical roots, they manage to turn an age-old music into a modern, innovative and effective sound.

  • Julien Stévenin


  • Youenn Roue


  • Lionel Le Page

    biniou & uilleann-pipes

  • Tangi Le Gall-Carré

    accordeon diatonique

  • Tangi Oillo



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), 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), Marsinne Folk Festival, Boombal, Gooikroots Festival  (BELGIQUM), 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)…