A Breton man's journey!
Charlie Le Brun is a flute player, singer and songwriter from Brittany, France.
Charlie Le Brun is a flute player, singer and songwriter from Brittany, France. Brought up on the west coast of France, Charlie started speaking the local (celtic) Breton language from a young age. A diligent and talented student, Le Brun joined the National Conservatory for Music of Rennes in 1996, before joining the regional Youth Wind Orchestra on the flute in 1999. During his teenage years, Charlie also started to compose his own music, with the dream of someday performing on stage, like his pop and folk idols Alan Stivell, Yann Tiersen, Sinead O’Connor, The Chieftains and The Corrs.
In 2008, Charlie moved to Ireland (Westport) where he joined the local music sessions alongside many accomplished local musicians, before launching his own professional musical career. As a leading artist of the new generation of Breton musicians, Charlie has recorded with artists such as Mike McGoldrick, Ryan Molloy, Dermot Byrne, Eve Belle, Alan Doherty, Thomas Moisson etc.
Charlie’s songs are inspired by the rugged and wild land of his native Brittany and include lyrics in Breton, French, English and Irish. On the timber flute, Le Brun enjoys playing traditional Breton and Irish tunes, as well as original pieces of a more contemporary style. Charlie has performed internationally and been rewarded by various music awards.