06 4 2016 CHAUDES AIGUES 15
07 13/14 2016 CORDES/CIEL 81
07 15 2016 CAUSSADE 81
07 23 2016 CHALLONGES 74
07 26 2016 LA COUVERTOIRADE 12
08 5/6/ 7 2016 CHATEAUNEUF DU PAPE 84 - medieval fair
08 15 2016 SAINT RAPHAEL 83 WWII souvenir
08 16 2016 LE MUY 83 WWII souvenir
08 24 2016 CANNES 06 WWII souvenir
08 10/11 2016 ESTAING 12 - medieval fair
Great highland bagpipes and drums band
Their music has earned them a keen following. Their no holds barred lively attitude and musical virtuosity has won them public acclaim in many locations on the Celtic scene. Their personalized approach to the mainly Scottish and Irish repertoire, performed on the Great Pipe, underlined by a wall of dexterous percussion has left few unmoved. The temperature mounts as jigs and reels give way to a slow air or two or a solo demonstration only to catch the absent minded unaware as the rhythm takes off again, the changing textures and flavours subtly unfolding as would the sentiments and aromes of your Islay Malt. Though some would call it transe.
Originated back in the mists of time around the turn of the century, when a group of celtic music enthusiasts got together in the south of France. After several transformations the band now has six permanent members (though they can number ten depending on the event).
ClaymorClan was joined in 2009 by Chris Dunn and in 2013 by Magda Terracol (bagpipes) and Dorian (Tenor Drum) who brought their talent to join with existing members Archie MacAlister, Cyril (bagpipes), Christophe Outrequin (bass drum and confidence), and Mael (snare drum). Jean d'Arcangelo (two toms / snare) was enchanted and joined against his own volition to render the mix irresistible.
Archibald MacAlister hails from Lochaber in the West Highlands of Scotland. He began learning at age 10 and was one of the founder members of Lochaber Junior Pipe Band (Fort William), tutored by Alec MacDonald, and studied piobaireachd with Pipe Major Evan MacRae (Cameron Highlanders).
Claymor Clan has shared the stage with various acts of national and international renown such as Solas, Gillie McPherson,Ian MacCamy and his Celtic Reelers, Capercaillie, Joanne McIver & Christophe Sauniere, Caladh Nua, Les Naufrages, Tri Yann, Bagad de Lann Bihoue, Sharon Corr, Blackwater, FFR, The Moorings, Manau, Shannon,...