Red cardell

Red Cardell
Red Cardell
Background information
Origin Quimper, Brittany, France
Genres Rock, Celtic rock, Word Music
Years active 1992
Labels Kas Ha Bar, Keltia Musique
Associated acts Dan Ar Braz, Dave Pegg, Jimme O'Neill, Stéphane Mellino
Members Jean-Pierre Riou
Manu Masko
Mathieu Péquériau
Past members Jean-Michel Moal
Ian Proêrer
Patrick Goyat
Christophe Poignant

Red Cardell are a Breton Rock band formed in 1992 by Jean-Pierre Riou (vocals, guitars), Jean-Michel Moal (accordion) and Ian Proërer (drums).

Currently its members include Jean-Pierre Riou, as singer and guitarist, Manu Masko on Drums (since 2001), and Mathieu Péquériau on Harmonica and washboard (since 2011).


Red Cardell are one of the most famous bands from Brittany,[1][2][3] France. Formed in Quimper, 21 years ago, they have recorded 14 albums[4] and played at nearly 2000 concerts all over Europe and North America, including famous festivals such as: Vieilles Charrues Festival, Eurockéennes, Nuits Européennes and Festival Interceltique de Lorient in France). They have also played in Germany, Ukraine,[5] Czech Republic, Italy, Finland, Switzerland, Belgium, USA and Canada.[6]

They have performed with many British musicians, either on records or live. These artists include: Dave Pegg (Jethro Tull, Fairport Convention), Jimme O'Neill[7] (The Silencers) and Dr Das[8](Asian Dub Foundation).

Their music is a mix of Breton, Slavic or north African music with blues, rock and French realistic song. Their album Soleil Blanc [9] (2010) was recorded and mixed by the English producer Clive Martin[10] (who has worked with famous artists such as Queen, Sting, David Byrne) and co-produced by the French musician Stéfane Mellino, singer and guitarist of Les Négresses Vertes.

Spring 2011, Mathieu Péquériau on Harmonica, washboard & Percussions joined the band.

At the end of the year, Jean-Michel Moal, accordionist, left the band due to health problems.

Spring 2012, Their new album Falling in love recorded in France is again mixed in New York by the American sound engineer Ariel Borujow (Puff Daddy, Black Eyed Peas, Just Blaze) at Stadium Red studio in Harlem.

Former Members

  • Jean-Michel Moal, accordion (1992-2012)
  • Ian Proërer, drums (1992-2001)
  • Patrick Goyat, bass (1992-1994)


Year Title Notes
1993 Rouge Studio
1996 Douleur Studio
1997 3 Studio
2000 Rock'n'roll Comédie Studio
2002 La Scène Live performance
2003 Cardelectro Experimental
2003 Sans fard Studio
2004 Bal à l'Ouest Live performance
2006 Naître Studio
2008 Le Banquet de cristal Best of with guests
2009 La Fête au village Live performance with guests
2010 Soleil Blanc Studio
2012 Falling in Love Studio
2013 Running in Paris Live performance
2013 Fest-Rock Live performance with Bagad Kemper


External links

  • Official site of Red Cardell (English and French language)
  • Red Cardell on World Heritage Encyclopedia in French
  • Red Cardell Facebook page
  • Red Cardell on youtube

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