T: En Dro
E2DE B3B|BcBA G2E2|FGAF BBAG|FGEF G3F|
E2DE B3B|BcBA G2E2|FGAF BBAG|FEFG E4:|
E2E2 F2GF|E2EE FEFG|A2B2 B2AG|FGEF G3F|
E2DE F2AG|E2EG FEFG|A2B2 B2AG|FEFG E4:|
Also known as An Dro.
There are 3 recordings of this tune.
En Dro has been added to 2 tune sets.
En Dro has been added to 38 tunebooks.
Source: Padrig Sicard & Co : Traditional Breton Music
Transcription: gian marco pietrasanta
a nice variation of the 6th measure of the first part : |BdAB G2E2|
but I prefer put it (the variation) at the second measure of the first part second time.
I’m wondering about the meaning of the words. Breton is supposed to be similar to Welsh. We say ‘Hen Dro’, in this part of North Wales when something sad or a mishap happens, literally translated the words mean - bad turn. I wonder what they mean in Breton.
I”ve no idea of the language,but I think it means "in a circle". It’s often written as An dro
In Breton language, Wendyan, "tro" (f.) means "bad turn" indeed, but the most common meaning is "turn".
"En" means "in" but in Vannes’ dialect "en" ="an"
"An" is the article "the". Thus "an dro" (or "en dro" here) means "the turn".
And "an dro" is not a reel at all !
An dro is a generic type of dance from Brittany, and there are many an dro tunes, usually written in 2/4, brisk, with an even, driving type of rhythm. The dance is a line or open circle, leading to the left.