Little trace is left of the ancient Druids who lived in this region of France. But Brittany's spirit lives on in it's own language, distinctive religious observances, and especially it's music. The Conan Family heard on this album represent this Breton spirit. They come from Perros Guirrec in western Brittany, a small community known for it's Celtic heritage and Breton culture. Jacques Conan, the patriarch of the Conan family, was a leading figure in the preservation and transmission of Breton folklore. This 18-track CD introduces listeners to the beautiful and dynamic music of Brittany with the sounds of it's unique bagpipes and medieval shawms (predecessors of the modern oboe).