The popular song breton is mourning the loss. Yann-Fañch kemener sing died at 61 years of age died of cancer. His memory has been welcomed by many personalities and many music fans. All pay homage to the bard that he was, the great defender of the breton culture.

“Britain has lost a great voice but most of all a great artist,” said Loïg Chesnais-Girard, president of the Brittany region. “It is a great loss for the cultural world of britannia. He has worked for the breton language and its representation in outside the Britain,” said Roger Colas, mayor of Trémeven (Finistère).

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mother-tongue breton, he was at the age of fifteen years on stage. He had participated in the celtic Night at the Stade de France that attracted some 100,000 spectators in 2002 and to many festivals, interceltiques. In 2005, he received the prize of the Académie Charles Cros in the category world Music for Year Do r n . His discography numbers about thirty disks. In November 2018, it is constrained by the condition that it is removed from the stage that he loved so much.

In the forty-five-year career, Yann-Fañch kemener sing has trained several generations of musicians and singers. Committed artist to his native land, the one who has bathed in the culture from any small leaves behind him a great musical legacy.

His funeral will be celebrated this Tuesday, march 19, in the church of Sainte-Trephine (Côtes-d’armor).