Charlie Le Brun
My name is Charlie Le Brun and I’m a flute player based in Dublin, Ireland.
I was born in Brittany, on the west coast of France, where I was immersed in the local traditional culture from a very young age, through speaking the Breton language and joining the many Fest-Noz all over the country (local traditional music and dance gatherings).
On a musical side, I started with the classical music before switching to the traditional wooden flute in my early teens. Thereafter in 2008, I moved to Westport (Co. Mayo) where I had the pleasure of joining various daily sessions alongside very fine musicians. I’ve kept on enjoying playing the timber flute ever since!
All along my musical journey, I’ve always strived to preserve and develop the natural and unique sound of the timber flute. As for the repertoire, I do love the simple beauty of older traditional tunes as much as I enjoy composing and playing tunes based on a more contemporary style.
My debut album ‘Madness is Convention’ was recorded live and I’ve ensured that no post-production modifications were made, in order to preserve the authenticity and the intimacy of a musical moment shared in the studio with Aoife, Eamon and Feilimí. It’s truly been an amazing experience to work on that album with such very talented musicians. Also, I want to give a big thank you to Dónal (recording), Cormac (mastering) & Michael (photography) who have largely contributed in making that project come true. As I often like to say, ‘Great people, quality moments, a great sense of community and lots of fun’: this is all what Traditional Irish Music is about.