Charlie Le Brun

Folk
County Dublin
7358

Charlie Le Brun (born in January 1988 in Rennes, Brittany), is a French singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. Brought up in a traditional family from the west region of France called Brittany, Charlie started speaking the local Celtic Breton language from a very young age, as well as French and English. A diligent and talented student, Le Brun joined the National Conservatory for Music of Rennes in 1996, where he began singing and went on joining the regional Youth Wind Orchestra on the classical flute in 1999.

During his teenage years, the singer then shy and reserved, started to compose his own songs, 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, upon successfully completing his musical studies, the Frenchman decided to pursue a professional musical career in order to sing and share his passion for his native Celtic heritage, rewarded by numerous awards and nominations, including ‘best performer’ and ‘best composer’.

In collaboration with the best artists and producers of the music industry, the prolific young singer continues to share his passion and his love for Celtic music with his audience. He brings listeners on a unique musical journey, through a repertoire that includes some of the most beautiful songs from his native Breton region, depicting a universe of Celtic legends, faraway lands and love stories.

Charlie also sings original songs that he has composed, inspired by the rugged and wild land of his native Brittany, while combining pop music and traditional instrumentations: these authentic songs, of a Celtic pop-folk influence, include lyrics in Breton, French, English and Irish Gaelic. As a leading artist of the new generation of Breton pop musicians, Charlie has now become a very sought-after musician performing at venues including New York, Melbourne and Shanghai.

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