Sea-shanty festival a porthole on Brittany’s mode de vie

Brittany_festival.pngAn annual festival revives old Breton music ñ one aspect of the region’s burgeoning cultural pride.
By Susan Sachs [The Christian Science Monitor, 16 August 2007]
“The wind laughs in their eyes, these men with the scent of the ocean,” sings HervÈ Guillemer. “They have eyes that cry waves, these men on the jetties who yearn for the past, when life was as wide as the sea.”