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Keith Music

European Bagpipes and Accordions

Folk music of Western Europe is Alan's speciality. Alan is a bagpiper and accordionist and one of the most knowledgeable practitioners of French traditional music on the US West Coast. In addition to Scottish Highland Bagpipes, Alan plays at least three kinds of French pipes -- the musette Bechonnet, the cabrette (of Auvergne) and the large musette du centre of Berry and Bourbonnais. He also plays diatonic accordion (button box). He must know at least 200-300 traditional French tunes. Alan's website is He sells two CD's , Tour De France and French Creek (Fait en Californie). He was a member of Tour de France, and played as a guest artists on some of the French Creek selections.

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