Breton songs on popular prints
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Here we present authors, singers and sellers of broadsheets.

"Ur gannerez": probably the singer nicknamed "Mari Kastellin" (Marie from Chateaulin), speaking here in Trégor
No doubt the singer nicknamed "Mari Kastellin" (Marie de Chateaulin), intervening here in Trégor
Mari Kastellin
Bible car (1887). Protestant proselytism was able to use peddling to disseminate bibles, pious books and broadsheets
Beggar-sellers of broadsheets
Seller of broadsheets (Musée de Bretagne in Rennes, 989939-95810)
The popular bard Loeiz ar Floc’h from Leon selling his works
Loeiz ar Floc’h (1867-1936) (drawing by Jacques Pohier)
Peddler selling the Gwerz Edouard Brière ( Musée de Bretagne in Rennes, 0065045-12562)
Seller in Guingamp
Ballad singer at the religious festival in Sainte-Anne-la-Palud
The ballad singer (Olivier Perrin, in La Galerie bretonne. La Galerie Bretonne, the life of the Bretons of Armorica, Breiz-Izel))
Imprimerie ar Bobl, à Carhaix, où Taldit-Jaffrennou a édité ses feuilles volantes et livrets de chansons
Peddler
A picture seller (1862) by Alexandre Antigna (1817-1878), (Museum of Fine Arts in Bordeaux, Photo L. Gauthier)
Fanch Benoît (the Little Breton, 09-02-1930) (Photo Villard, Quimper)
Alfred Lajat, broadsheet printer in Morlaix
Kroaz ar Vretoned(1898-1920), supplement in Breton at the newspaper Croix des Côtes-du-Nord, was also a means of spreading songs and poems
Hervé-Nicoals Pennarun (1871-1919), a caretaker at the Lycee de Quimper, also signed his songs under the pen-name of Kolaïg
Jean-Pierre-Marie Lescour (1814-1870), Barz Itron-Varia-Rumengol, seminarist, clerk, wine merchant, and judge of the Morlaix Commercial Court
Michel Quéinec (1849-1909), Eur Glazic, caretaker at the major seminary of Quimper, then merchant in hat shop
Pierre-Marie Jaouan, Pipi Talon (1869-1933)), tailor and popular singer
Yves le Stanc, songwriter in French
Théodore Botrel, songwriter in French
Protestant pedlar
Yann ar Gwenn, blind man from Plouguiel (Trégor), author and seller of broadsheets (Pastel by craftsman Jean-Louis Nicolas from Morlaix, in Joseph Ollivier)
Yann ar Minous (1827-1892), de Ploemeur-Gautier (dessin de Théophile Salaün d’après photo de Le Flahec, tiré de l’Âme bretonne, 7ème éd. Illustrée)

Thanks for these photos to Jacques Duchemin, Christian Morvan, the Musée de Bretagne de Rennes, Wikipédia, Joseph Ollivier…

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