Burnside Album Details

Gentiane, Musique d'Auvergne

In the early 70s, Jean Blanchard, Bernard Blanc, Emmannuelle Parrenin, Gerard Lavigne and Denis Gasser founded the group Gentiane. This supergroup only released one album, but it had an unprecedented influence on the European folk music scene. Almost every tune on the album became standard repertoire for bagpipe, hurdy-gurdy and melodeon players and they could be heard on many sessions. The musicians later turned up in bands like La Bamboche, Melusine or Confrerie des Fous. The album has now been rereleased in the Folk Classics series on Fréa Records.