Yann Tiersen & Quinquis Embark On A Sailboat Tour Of Celtic Lands

[Cover photo credit to Richard Drumas]

Yann Tiersen & Quinquis have embarked on a unique summer tour that has so far seen the two Breton artists travel from their home in Ushant to Ireland and up to the Faroe Islands for a tour of Celtic lands.

The tour is taking place via their sailboat Ninnog, named after a medieval Mother Superior who traveled from Wales to Brittany, becoming a protector of women and a champion of sustainability and forestry.

They will continue their journey down to Scotland this month with a new series of dates that includes community centers, ecovillages, and a record shop, as well as more traditional venues. They have released a tour manifesto and a short film about the tour.

The tour is intended as a “direct political statement on the ecological impact of large-scale touring, inviting us to examine established methods of touring and performance.” The artists have an aim of “offering an alternative way to experience performance, for both the audience and the artists.”

Yann Tiersen will also release Kerber Complete, a box set that collates four very different versions of his 2021 album Kerber, on September 15th, 2023, on CD and digitally via Mute. Kerber Complete will collate Kerber, Yann Tiersen’s 2021 album built on modular synthesis and sampling, 11 5 18 2 5 18, the modular recomposition of Kerber, a brand new solo piano recording of Kerber, and an album of remixes and reworkings from the likes of Terence Fixmer, Beatrice Dillon and Laurel Halo, as well as remixes by Tiersen of NEU!, Keeley Forsyth, Michael Price and Simon Fisher Turner & Edmund de Waal


7/15/2023 – Faroe Islands, G Fest (Yann Tiersen & QUINQUIS)

7/25/2023 – Shetland, Lerwick, The Bop Shop (QUINQUIS)

7/26/2023 – Shetland, Lerwick Acoustic Stage (Yann Tiersen)

7/26/2023 – Shetland, Hymhus Bigton (Yann Tiersen & QUINQUIS)

7/28/2023 – Shetland, Fair Isle – Community Centre (Yann Tiersen & QUINQUIS)

8/2/2023 – Findhorn, Universal Hall, Findhorn Foundation (Yann Tiersen & QUINQUIS)

8/8/2023 – Edinburgh, Liquid Room (Yann Tiersen)

8/22/2023 – Liverpool, 24 Kitchen St (Yann Tiersen)

8/25/2023 – Wales, Ara Deg (Yann Tiersen)

8/26/2023 – Wales, Ara Deg (QUINQUIS) 

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