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 www.keithmusic.com. He sells two CD's (available on CD Baby), 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.