uilleann pipes, flute
Brittany’s Sylvain Barou is considered the best traditional flute player of his generation. Having played mainly Irish and Breton traditional music, Sylvain has performed and recorded with foremost artists such as Guidewires, Altan, Guichen, Alain Genty, Jacques Pellen, Erik Marchand, Dan Ar Braz, Gilles Le Bigot, Andy Irvine and Mairtin O'Connor. A leading figure in the Breton "fest-noz" scene, Sylvain is also involved in several world music projects with artists such as tabla player Trilok Gurtu and Crete’s Stelios Petrakis.
“contemporary flute virtuosity...vivid and vigorous!”
— The Living Tradition