Son Ar Rost
I learned this Breton tune off the Kornog album "Premiere", but I noticed that it’s also been recorded by Brian Finnegan on "When the Party’s Over" (I haven’t heard that version). The tune is actually a march, and Kornog play it with a great deal march-like emphasis. I think it’s a really nice, haunting, drone-y sort of tune. It’s one that kind of sucks you into playing it around and around and around…
This is the version (to my ear) that John McSherry and Donal O’Connor play on *Tripswitch* (after the slow air that follows "Aille’s Arabesque / Tell Her I Am") —
|: A3 A2B | AGE c2d | cBA B2c | A2G EFG |
A3 A2B | AGE c2d | cBA GAB | A3 A2E :|
|: A2B d3 | cBA G2B | c2B A2E | GAB E2D |
EAB d3 | cBA G2B | c2B ABG | A3 A2E :|
Sunday Roast ?
Yes, all very well, but does Son Ar Rost mean ? Any Breton speakers out there to help us ? U til then it’ll be Sunday roast for me.
Oh, and how do you say Happy Christmas in Breton ?
Bcd | e3 e2 f | edB g2 a | gfe f2 g | e2 d Bcd|
e3 e2 f | edB g2 a | gfe f2 g | e2 d :|
Bcd | e2 f a3 | gfe d2 f | g2 f e3 | def B2 A |
Bef a3 | g2 f e2 f | g2 f e2 d | e2 e:|
.. too slow :-D
Thats was variation from the Flook-CD Haven. Its very similar to the John McSherry and Donal O’Connor version…
Tune for the Roast
"Son Ar Rost" means "Tune for the Roast".
Many tunes have a similar name in Brittany, they were usually played at weddings for the meat course.
This tune was composed by Herri Leon (1933-1962), Breton bagpiper and co-founder of Skolaj Beg An Treis, the first piping school in Brittany in early 60ies.
Re: Son Ar Rost
The first tune in this set:
A really great tune with a strong rhythm!