Week of December 5, 2004


Patic Grandepierre - guitar, vocal
William Lawday - bass, violin
Bernard Darsh - percussion, vocal, flute
Guy Printemps – keyboards

L'Hirondelle 1976 Warner 56.288
Tradition & Renouveau 1978 Warner

This group sounded similar to Malicorne, playing mainly acoustic folk with a lot of traditional instruments. ‘L'Hirondelle’ has many beautiful moments, sometimes reminding one of a French Tir Na Nog (their first album). Recommended! The very rare second album is more adventurous, utilising more synthesizers.

Taken from Scented Gardens of the Mind - A guide to the Golden Era of Progressive Rock (1968-1980) in more than 20 European Countries, by Dag Erik Asbjørnsen, Borderline Productions, ISBN 1-899855-12-2

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