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A bagad is a Breton band, composed of biniou (Breton bagpipes), bombardes and snare drums. The pipe band tradition in Brittany was inspired by the example of Scotland and developed from the first half of the 20th century. A bagad plays mainly Breton music.


The plural for bagad is unusual in that many are referred to as bagado¨ but for two, three or any other specified number they are simply referred to as bagad.






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Kemper Bagad (472 words)
It is obvious that such an undertaking succeeds only by a complete knowledge of the instruments, the group unity and an individual mastery of the performers which enabled the composers to create and to harmonize without being restrained by technical inadequacies.
Such a success is due to the musical and technical mastery of each of the musicians of the three chapters which compose the formation, these three chapters are : the (bagpipes) cornemuses, the bombardes and the (drums) batterie.
Record of the Kemper Bagad to the competition of Pipe-Bands from 1982 to 1993
Bagad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (214 words)
bagad is a Breton band, composed of bagpipes (Breton: biniou), bombardes and percussion (made up of snare, tenor and bass drums).
A bagad plays mainly Breton music, but a bagad's music is evolutionary (new forms and musical ideas are experimented with at each annual national competition).
The plural for bagad is unusual in that many are referred to as bagado├╣ but for two, three or any other specified number they are simply referred to as bagad (following the rules of Breton grammar).
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