Alan Stivell

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Alan Stivell 
Festival de Cornouaille 2016 - Alan Stivell - 01.jpg
Breton musician and singer
Date of birth 6 January 1944
Alain Cochevelou
Educated at
  • Lycée Voltaire
  • University of Paris III: Sorbonne Nouvelle
  • University of Rennes 2 - Upper Brittany
  • École pratique des hautes études
  • singer-songwriter
  • conductor
  • harpist
  • singer
  • activist
  • musician
  • record producer
  • music arranger
  • composer
  • songwriter
  • multi-instrumentalist
Member of
Field of work
  • music
  • culture of Brittany
Native language
  • Georges Cochevelou
  • Q45322576
Award received
  • Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres‎
  • Order of the Ermine
  • Q3149564
  • Premio Tenco
Official website
Authority control
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English: Alan Stivell (born Alan Cochevelou January 6, 1944) is a Breton musician (from the town of Gourin in Brittany). He is best known for his popularization of modern Breton and Celtic music he is widely considered to be one of the forerunners of several musical genres : folk-rock, the ambient movement and world music; styles which he has continued to develop since the release of seminal album Reflets in 1970.
Français : Alan Stivell (né Alan Cochevelou le 6 janvier 1944) est un chanteur et musicien breton, qui, accompagné de la harpe celtique créée par son père, a popularisé une musique bretonne et celtique moderne et diversifiée.