PP Ed’s Blog: Erwan’s Funeral, Solo Contests etc

Huge turnout at Erwan Ropars’ funeral on Tues as the poignant video shows. Patrick Molard reports: ‘Hello Rob , here is a link where you can see a video of Erwan’s funeral. Thousands of people attended, and as you can see there were a lot of bagad players, not only Bagad Kemper, but also from various parts of Brittany: Lorient, Saint-Malo, Auray, Locoal, etc… It is not only a page, but a big…

Erwan Ropars – Updated

Robert Wallace: One of the giants of Breton piping and pipe bands, Erwan Ropars, has died after a short illness. He was 64. He shot to fame in the Celtic music world when he led his band, Bagad Quimper, to multiple successes in the Breton Championships and when he helped forge a new approach to pipe band presentation in the region by encouraging and devising concerts using combinations of many different instruments….