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Miracles and MurdersAn Introductory Anthology of Breton Ballads$

Mary-Ann Constantine and Éva Guillorel

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780197266199

Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197266199.001.0001

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Miracles and Murders

Mary-Ann Constantine

Éva Guillorel

British Academy


Plate 1 Pages from Théodore Hersart de La Villemarqué’s second field notebook, containing the gwerz ‘Skolvan’, c.1841–2.

(La Villemarqué family, private collection)


Plate 2 The singer Marc’harit Fulup (centre) with the collector Anatole Le Braz (fourth on right) and the daughter of singer and storyteller Barba Tassel (far right), in front of the birthplace of François-Marie Luzel at Plouaret during the inauguration of a commemorative plaque in his honour, 3 September 1906 (photo Joseph Ollivier, published in Bretagne, November–December 1930, p. 221. (CRBC-UBO-Brest))


Plate 3 The collector Donatien Laurent with the singer Maryvonne Goadec in her home at Treffrin, Christmas 1967.

(Photo Philippe-Étienne Raviart)


Plate 4 The pardon (saint’s day pilgrimage) at Notre-Dame-de-la-Joie à Penmarc’h. Undated postcard (first half of the 20th century). Ed. Dantan.

(Collection Dastum photo 7131)


Plate 5 The grand pardon at Notre-Dame-de-Folgoët. Undated postcard (first half of 20th century). Ed. Hamonic.

(Collection Dastum photo 13228)


Plate 6 The singer Yann Ar Rouz at home in Plounéour-Ménez, autumn 1974.

(Photo Roland Laigo)


Plate 7 The brothers Morvan singing at a fest-noz in August 1973.

(Photo Daniel Le Couédic)


Plate 8 The singer Louise Le Bonniec on her doorstep at Pluzunet in 1981.

(Photo Ifig Troadeg)