Blackhaired Bretonne Nolwenn Leroy made two Lara Fabian-ish albums (example) after she won tv-talenthunt Star Ac in 2001, which is probably why I wasn’t interested in her music (her pictures were a different story). Last year, she made an interesting concept album about Alice’s Cheshire Cat (video). Though I failed to post about that one, her most recent cd sure is FS-material. Partly. For Bretonne is an ode to her home county (she was born near Brest), and features covers by folksters Alan Stivell and Tri Yann. So if you’re allergic to pennywhistles, steer clear. But she also covered Brest by Miossec, and a rendition of ye olde English standard Greensleeves (no clue what that is doing on an album about Bretagne). Christophe Miossec even wrote a new, very good song for Nolwenn, called Je Ne Serai Jamais Ta Parisienne. Hehe.

Nolwenn Leroy – Je ne serai jamais ta parisienne
Nolwenn Leroy – Le cheshire cat

Written by guuzbourg

French girls, singing. No, sighing. Making me sigh. Ah.